The School Committees believe that discrimination against a qualified
handicapped person solely on the basis of handicap is unfair and that
qualified handicapped persons should be in the mainstream of life in a
school community. It therefore strongly endorses and supports Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its regulations. Under this
act a school system:
May not discriminate against qualified handicapped persons in any aspect of school employment solely on the basis of handicap.
Must make all programs and activities accessible and open to qualified handicapped persons.
Must provide free, appropriate education at elementary and secondary
levels, including non-academic and extracurricular services and
activities, to eligible handicapped persons.
May not exclude any qualified handicapped person solely on the basis
of handicap from participation in any school program or activity.
Accordingly, employees of this school system will comply with the law
and its regulations to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975
MGL 71B:1 et seq. (Chapter 766 of the Acts of 1972)
Title II, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992
Board of Education Chapter 766 Regulations, adopted 10/74, as amended through 3/28/78
Region Voted to Approve: 12/21/82
Amherst Voted to Approve: 1/4/83
Pelham Voted to Approve: 1/11/83
Effective Date: 12/21/83