Policies and Procedures

Board Bylaw:   
Policy Number:  5.2300
Subject Area:  Student Services 
Adopted: 07/17/2008
Revised: 07/17/2008

It is the policy of Kaskaskia College that educational opportunities will be extended to students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  The College will therefore, ensure that its physical facilities, programs, and services are accessible to qualified students with disabilities and will follow established procedures in addressing the needs of qualified students with disabilities.  Reasonable efforts will be made to offer services for students with disabilities in integrated settings and to make accommodations.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the accommodations made for the benefit of students with disabilities must at all times, be “reasonable”.  A “reasonable accommodation” is one that enables the prospects for success on the part of the student with disabilities under the following circumstances:

     •        The student has the ability to benefit from the accommodation.

     •        The accommodation will not “fundamentally alter” the program in terms of its educational standards and expectations.

     •        The accommodation will not result in undue instructional, financial, or administrative burdens on other students or on the College as a whole.  The College expects students with disabilities to benefit from instruction, complete class assignments, take exams, and achieve success along with their classmates.

It is with these goals in mind that the College provides services and makes reasonable accommodations.

Approval History:
July 17, 2008