School Board Policy 402 -
Disability Nondiscrimination

Adopted: April 29, 1996 
Revised: MAY 9, 2005
Revised: JULY 10, 201

Revised: October 14, 2019
Revised: December 12, 2022

I. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to ensure disability nondiscrimination in employment as provided in state and federal law.

II. General Statement of Policy

A. The school district shall not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities, because of the disabilities, with regard to job application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

B. The school district shall not engage in contractual or other arrangements that have the effect of subjecting its qualified applicants or employees with disabilities to discrimination on the basis of disability. The school district shall not exclude or otherwise deny equal jobs or job benefits to a qualified individual because of the known disability of an individual with whom the qualified individual is known to have a relationship or association.

C. The school district shall make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified individual who is an applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of the business of the school district.

D. Any job applicant or employee wishing to discuss the need for a reasonable accommodation, or other matters related to a disability or the enforcement and application of this policy, should contact the Director of Human Resources, 4855 Bloom Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110, 651-407-7550. This individual serves as one of the school district’s appointed ADA/Section 504 coordinators.

Legal References: 
Minn. Stat. Ch. 363A (Minnesota Human Rights Act)
29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq. (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
42 U.S.C. § 12101 (Americans with Disabilities Act)
29 C.F.R. Part 32 (Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance)
34 C.F.R. Part 104 (Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs of Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance)

Cross References: 
WBLASB Policy 413 (Harassment and Violence)
WBLASB Policy 521 (Student Disability Nondiscrimination)