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Administrative Rules and Policies

Naming an ADA Coordinator, posting a non-discrimination notice, policies regarding service animals and ticket sales are all among the federal ADA rules. Learn about the Five-Step Action Plan for school districts and the new provisions included in the revised 2010 ADA Title II rules.


Revised 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Title II regulations (current as of October 11, 2016) – Full text of the revised ADA policy rules.  This document is the most current version which includes the incorporated ADA Amendment Act language.  

Revised 2010 ADA Title II Rules

ADA Update:  A Primer for State and Local Governments (June 2015) - This U.S. Dept. of Justice document includes up-to-date information on the Americans with Disabilities Act administrative requirements including sections on Reasonable Modifications, Service Animals, Other Power-Drive Mobility Devices, Effective Communications and more.  

PDF DocumentADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments

Service Animals: ADA Requirements – The 2010 ADA Title II regulations revised and updated the definition of a service animal and clarified many specific rules on their use. This brief from the U.S. Department of Justice provides a general overview of the policy rules applicable for service animals at public facilities.

Service Animals

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA –  This excellent supplemental document provides clarifying information on many between-the-lines U.S. Dept. of Justice policies and interpretations that underlie the ADA service animal requirements.     

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA

Effective Communication: ADA Requirements – School districts have a responsibility to provide equally effective communication for individuals with vision, hearing and speech disabilities. This brief from the U.S. Department of Justice provides an overview of the ADA Title II policy rules applicable for effective communications.

Effective Communication


ADA Public Notice for District Website (Updated 5-9-13) - This downloadable Word file contains the template language for posting a public ADA non-discrimination notice on your district website. Simply fill in the district name and contact information for the district ADA coordinator and the notice is ready to post onto your website.

Word DocumentDownload ADA Public Notice (doc)