A complaint was recently filed with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) against the Hood River County School District (District). The complaint alleged that District was violating accessibility standards, such as not having enough accessible parking spots or appropriate wheelchair ramps. Before OCR issued their ruling, the District agreed to address these issues by signing a Voluntary Resolution Agreement (Agreement).
The Agreement requires the District to take the following actions, among other things, for the 2020 – 2021 school year:
- By July 17, 2020, the District will assess whether each alleged barrier (i.e. the wheelchair ramp) is in compliance with the law.
- By July 31, 2020, for all areas that do not comply, the District will develop a plan to make alternations so that all areas are in compliance.
- By August 14, 2020, the District will submit the assessment and plan to OCR.
- Within 30 days of OCR’s approval of District’s assessment and plan, District will begin taking steps to implement their plan.
Within 30 days of completing all actions on the plan, the District will submit a report to OCR confirming all actions have been completed.