Section 504 Team's Response to Requests for Continued Online Learning

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

A year after COVID-19 forced school systems to shutter their doors and transform overnight to a new model of remote learning, they are now facing a new challenge -- educating and supporting students while they transition to a post-pandemic era. Many school systems have provided students the option over this past school year to attend classes online or in-person. But as COVID-19 numbers are trending in the right direction, many systems are planning for a full return to face- to-face instruction. They are now faced with a new set of disability accommodation requests -- the request to continue in a fully remote program, even when other students have all returned to school. Below are some tips on how to analyze and respond to student disability accommodation requests for continued online learning.

Originally published in Special Ed Connection - June 21st, 2021.

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