Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 Compliance

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

In accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Kingsport City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its program and activities.

ADA AcCOMMODATION

There are three (3) Kingsport City Schools ADA Compliance Officers (employees, students, and general public), put in place to ensure all programs, services, and activities of the school district are accessible, and that practical use by individuals with disabilities, regardless of whether they are employees, students or general public, is not restricted or hindered in violation of standards relating to individuals with disabilities. Disability, as defined by the ADA, is a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more of major life activities.

ADA Compliance Officers

Inquiries concerning the district's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be directed to:

SECTION 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a Federal civil rights act that protects the civil and constitutional rights of people with disabilities.  Section 504 states that people with disabilities cannot be excluded from or denied benefits of any program receiving Federal financial assistance.  To meet the criteria for Section 504 protections, a 504 team must determine whether a student has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. For more information on Section 504 programming please visit the parent or staff pages by clicking on the following links:  

504 COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Inquiries concerning Section 504 can be directed to:

STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Kingsport City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its program or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Kingsport City Schools offers classes in many career and technical education program areas under its open admissions policy.  Specifically, Kingsport City Schools offers admissions based on selective criteria in (such as meeting pre-requisite criteria; disciplinary background, etc.) through a separate application process that is nondiscriminatory. For more information about the application process and particular course offerings, contact the Dobyns-Bennett High School counseling office at (423) 378.8409.  *[LEP only: Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.]

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:  Inquiries concerning the system's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are directed to the Kingsport City Schools compliance officer for employees, Jennifer Guthrie at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 200, Kingsport, TN 37660, or by phone at (423) 378.2103; for the general publicAndy True at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 200, Kingsport, TN 37660, or by phone at (423) 378.2130; and for students Andy True at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 200, Kingsport, TN 37660, or by phone at (423) 378.2130. Inquiries concerning Section 504 are directed to contact compliance officer Dr. Lamar Smith at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 200, Kingsport, TN 37660, or by phone at (423) 378.8598.

ADA & SECTION 504 FORMS

Contact Us!
 
Kingsport City Schools 
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 200
Kingsport, TN 37660
 
Ph: (423) 378.2100
Fax: (423) 378.2120