BP 5140 Disabled Student Services and Programs - Board Policies, Chapter 5 Student Services

  • Reference: Education Code Sections 67310, 84850; Title 5, Sections 56000 et seq. and 56027
  • Board Approved: 11/09/05
  • Reviewed and Reapproved: 10/13/10
  • Amended: 07/11/12, 01/15/14

Students with disabilities shall be reasonably accommodated pursuant to federal and state requirements in all applicable programs in the District.

The Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) program shall be the primary provider for support programs and services that facilitate equal educational opportunities for disabled students who can profit from instruction as required by federal and state laws.

DSPS services shall be available to students with verified disabilities. The services to be provided include, but are not limited to, reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, technology accessibility, accessible facilities, equipment, instructional programs, rehabilitation counseling and academic counseling.

No student with disabilities is required to participate in the Disabled Students Programs and Services program.

The District shall respond in a timely manner to accommodation requests involving academic adjustments.  The President/Superintendent shall establish a procedure to implement this policy which, at a minimum, provides for an individualized review of each such request, and permits interim decisions on such requests pending final resolution by the appropriate administrator or designee. 

The President/Superintendent shall assure that the DSPS program conforms to all requirements established by the relevant law and regulations.

See Administrative Procedure #5140.