Feds: Charters must serve individuals with disabilities

05/15/2014 | Disability Scoop

The U.S. Department of Education issued a guidance letter Wednesday outlining charter schools' legal obligations to individuals with disabilities, regardless of whether the schools receive federal funding. Included in the letter was a reminder that students with disabilities cannot be discriminated against in admissions and disciplinary actions. Also, parents with disabilities must be accommodated, such as with sign-language interpreters or Braille materials, when communicating with the school.

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