Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. Student Disability Non-Discrimination Policy
1) Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (“NLC”) is committed to providing a fine education to all of its students. As part of that commitment, NLC makes its programs and services available on a non-discriminatory basis, including to students with disabilities as defined under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).
2) NLC has designated an ADA Compliance Officer who reviews all decisions not to enroll a student with a disability, or to disenroll a student with a disability. The ADA Compliance Officer also prepares modification plans in consultation with the applicable NLC school and notifies the parent/guardian about decisions to deny a modification or to disenroll for ADA related reasons.
3) NLC may make necessary inquiries into the existence of a disability. NLC imposes or applies only those eligibility criteria that are necessary for the provision of NLC programs and services.
4) In accordance with the ADA, NLC makes reasonable modifications as necessary to afford NLC programs and services to students with disabilities. Modifications are not reasonable if they would result in a fundamental alteration, impose undue burdens on the School, its students or its staff or present a direct threat to health or safety. See paragraph 8 of this policy for term definitions.
5) NLC will make reasonable modifications to programs and services at the request of a disabled student’s parent/guardian. A request for modification made by a parent/guardian must be made to any NLC Principal, Assistant Principal and/or NLC’s ADA Compliance Officer. Such request may be made orally or in writing. If a parent/guardian discusses a proposed reasonable modification with a teacher or assistant teacher, the teacher or assistant teacher is obligated to report the request to the Assistant Principal, Principal, Executive Director or NLC’s ADA Compliance Officer, who will respond to the modification request. Parents are expected to cooperate in the modification process by promptly providing information reasonably requested by NLC about the child’s condition, the condition’s duration and severity, the modifications necessary to permit the child to participate in NLC’s programs and services, and a description of the circumstances in which NLC should notify the parent/guardian of changes in a student’s condition or seek emergency medical attention.
6) Nothing in the Policy is intended to cause NLC to violate any provision of any state, local or municipal law. NLC is entitled to refuse to enroll or disenroll a student in accordance with the provisions of the ADA, state, local or municipal law and the Policy as well as for reasons not related to the child’s abilities.