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Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law designated to prevent discrimination and enable individuals with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

The District is required by state and federal law to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities so that employees with disabilities can be afforded the benefits and privileges of employment equal to those enjoyed by similar employees without disabilities. The ADA Department through the Office of Legal Services oversees and coordinates the Reasonable Accommodation process on behalf of the District. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to initiate the ADA Reasonable Accommodation Process click here.  

COVID-19 Information

As previously communicated, it has been determined that the ability to work remotely will no longer be granted as a workplace accommodation for COVID 19.

After July 1, 2021, all employees are expected to report to their work locations for their scheduled work assignments.  This determination is consistent with guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Onsite employees can request additional Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at their location, or request to take a Leave of Absence in accordance with District Policies GCC and GDC. 

Information regarding Leave of Absence requests can be found at Leave as ADA Accommodation Guidance.

For those employees who took leave for the entire school year based upon having a high-risk condition, be advised that under School Board Policies GCC and GDC “No leave shall be granted for a period in excess of one (1) year.”  This is also consistent with Article XVII, Section A (13) of the CTA Contract.

For additional information regarding accommodations not related to a COVID 19 remote work, please visit ADA Accommodation Request.
 

Jay Cardinali, ADA Compliance Officer
Office of Legal Services
Orange County Public Schools
445 West Amelia Street
Orlando, Florida 32801

Direct: (407) 250-6248
Facsimile: (407) 317-3348

[email protected]
ada.ocps.net



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