Providing Students with Disabilities Equitable Access to Charter Schools

31 Aug, 2022 to 31 Aug, 2022

Description

The National Charter School Resource Center partnered with the Center for Learner Equity to host a webinar, “Providing Students with Disabilities Equitable Access to Charter Schools,” to offer insight on how charter schools can implement legal and effective recruitment and enrollment practices for students with disabilities. During this session, attendees heard from multiple speakers on important topics to ensure charter schools are compliant with state and federal laws while providing equitable access to all students.

The objectives of this session were to explore and discuss 1) recent Office of Civil Rights complaints regarding recruitment and enrollment, 2) factors that influence enrollment, and 3) strategies to effectively recruit and enroll students with disabilities. The webinar includes:

  • A summary of the legal requirements charter schools must meet related to serving students with disabilities,
  • A discussion of recent Office of Civil Rights complaints submitted against charter schools and strategies to avoid similar complaints,
  • A review of the 12 factors that influence recruitment and enrollment, and 
  • An overview of strategies to effectively recruit and enroll students with disabilities.

Speakers: 

  • Lauren Morando Rhim, Center for Learner Equity 
  • Wendy Tucker, Center for Learner Equity