The Wilkes County Board of Education will not discriminate against qualified disabled persons on the basis of a disability. This nondiscrimination policy includes, but is not limited to, benefits of and participation in district programs and activities. The district will provide aids, benefits, and services to disabled persons in the most integrated setting appropriate to the person's needs so they may have an opportunity commensurate to that provided to nondisabled persons to obtain the same results, gain the same benefit, or reach the same level of achievement. Those aids and services include, but are not limited to, qualified interpreters, assistive listening devices, television captioning and decoders, telecommunications devices for persons with hearing disabilities, videotext displays, readers, taped texts, note-takers, Braille materials, and large print materials.
Opportunity shall be provided for disabled citizens to request necessary aids and services. Citizen requests will be given first priority unless it can be reasonably demonstrated that another effective means of communication exists. Requests for auxiliary aids and/or services must be made five (5) days in advance of need - preferably in writing - to the office of the ADA Coordinator. Wheelchairs, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and personal services are not required under the law and cannot be made available.
The superintendent will develop appropriate procedures to ensure district compliance with this nondiscrimination policy. The superintendent or designee will: