FILE:  GAAB

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

 

 

It shall be the policy of the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in employment.

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

 

The Board will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities upon their request.

 

A reasonable accommodation is defined as modifications or adjustments to a job application process, work environment, or the way in which a job is customarily performed or benefits provided that enable a qualified individual with a disability to be considered for the position, perform the essential functions of the job or enjoy the benefits of employment in the same manner as other employees.

 

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board is not required to provide aids or services to assist an individual in daily activities on or off the job, such as wheelchairs, glasses, prosthesis, or assistance in toileting or feeding.

 

Once a request is made for an accommodation the type of accommodation necessary for the individual to perform his/her job will be determined by the Board.  The Board is not required to provide the requested accommodation if an alternative, less costly but equally effective means of accommodation is available.  The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board will provide an accommodation that permits a level of performance equal to that of co-workers with similar skills and abilities.

 

UNDUE HARDSHIP

 

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board will not provide a requested accommodation if it imposes an undue hardship on the school system.  Undue Hardship is defined as an action requiring significant difficulty or expense - i.e. an action that is unduly costly, extensive, substantial or disruptive, or that will fundamentally alter the nature of the program.  The Board will give consideration to whether another accommodation exists that would not result in an undue hardship for the system.

 

The following factors will be considered in determining whether a requested accommodation poses undue hardship:

 

 

The decision as to whether a requested accommodation is reasonable will be made and reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board.

 

 

Ref:     42 USC 12101 (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)

29 CFR 1630 (Regulations to Implement Equal Employment Provisions of ADA)

Board minutes, 7-28-94

 

Pointe Coupee Parish School Board