August 4, 2021
The Justice Department reached a settlement under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with Volusia County Schools (VCS) to address allegations that the district punished students with disabilities for their disability-related behavior and denied them equal access to VCS’ programs and services through unnecessary removals from the classroom. Under the agreement, VCS will revise and implement policies and practices to comply with the ADA, particularly those relating to attendance and removals, discipline, law enforcement involvement, and behavioral interventions and supports, provide staff training on the ADA, retain an outside behavioral supports consultant, and establish an ADA complaint procedure and tracking system.
To read the press release regarding this agreement, click here. For more information about the ADA and the agreement, please access the ADA website at ada.gov or call the Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TDD 800-514-0383).
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