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2. WHAT ELEMENTS ARE REQUIRED
IF AN LEA HAS A WEBSITE?

Our office has developed a table that
reflects a number of online posting requirements contained in the
Education Code and the Government
Code. Please note that the table is not
necessarily exhaustive of all postings required for LEAs in California.
In addition, LEAs should check their
board policies and procedures for any
additional posting requirements. We
encourage you to contact our office to
obtain the table and discuss implications with legal counsel.
3. IS AN LEA REQUIRED TO HAVE AN
ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE ON ITS WEBSITE?

It does not appear that an accessibility
notice is legally required at this time.
However, this is a rapidly evolving area of
the law, and in various settlement agreements with educational entities, both the
Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") and the
Department of Justice ("DOJ") have mandated such accessibility notices.
Should an LEA choose to post an
accessibility notice on its website, we

recommend that it contain, at a minimum,
the following elements:
* A statement that the agency is committed to ensuring that its website content
and functionality are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
* The contact information (including a
phone number and email address) for
an individual at the LEA who will be
responsible for providing the inaccessible content to individuals with disabilities in an alternative format. The LEA
may also provide a "contact us" link
that directs the individual to a contact
form they can submit via the website.
* A statement that the LEA welcomes
feedback regarding how it can improve
the accessibility of its website content
and functionality.
Below is a sample posting that, at this
time, appears to address the concerns
of OCR and DOJ with regard to website
accessibility.
Accessibility Notice: [LEA] is committed to ensuring that its website is
accessible to individuals with disabilities,
and that individuals with disabilities have
equal opportunity to use and benefit
from its online content and functionality.
If you experience difficulty accessing any
online content or functionality on [LEA]

website, please contact [position, name]
at [email address] or [phone number]
to request the information in an alternative format, or to provide feedback
on how [LEA] can improve its website
accessibility.
DOJ recommends that the telephone
number provided be a toll-free number.
An LEA may add a note to its accessibility notice that it is working on making
its website more accessible. However, it
is not recommended that an LEA add this
information if it is not currently doing so.
Please note that the DOJ has expressed
reservations regarding whether providing the information in an alternative
format "provide[s] an equal degree of
access in terms of hours of operation
and the range of options and programs
available," as required under Title II of
the ADA.3
4. IS AN LEA REQUIRED TO HAVE A
WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY POLICY?

Not at this time. Again, this is a rapidly developing area of the law, and
our recommendation could change
based on action by OCR, DOJ, and/or
an applicable court ruling. Furthermore,
as explained in Section (3) above, in
various settlement agreements with

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S COLUMN
Student Free Speech: School Officials’ Response to Student Social Media Comments, “Likes” and Followers
CalPERS Rate Increases Begin to Stabilize
New School Nutrition Laws Take Effect
Website Accessibility: How an Educational Entity Can Ensure its Website is Accessible to those with Disabilities
After Years of Debate, Special Education Credential Seems Destined for Changes
School Board Elections and the California Voting Rights Act: Districts Shift from At-Large to District-Based Elections
ADVERTISER’S INDEX
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - Intro
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover1
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover2
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SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 4
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 5
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S COLUMN
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SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 8
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 9
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - Student Free Speech: School Officials’ Response to Student Social Media Comments, “Likes” and Followers
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SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 12
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - CalPERS Rate Increases Begin to Stabilize
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 14
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - New School Nutrition Laws Take Effect
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - Website Accessibility: How an Educational Entity Can Ensure its Website is Accessible to those with Disabilities
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SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 18
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - After Years of Debate, Special Education Credential Seems Destined for Changes
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SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - School Board Elections and the California Voting Rights Act: Districts Shift from At-Large to District-Based Elections
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - ADVERTISER’S INDEX
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