Every educational institution hopes to foster a culture where each member of the community feels safe and secure, feels fairly treated, and treats others fairly. When creating a system for compliance with the laws and regulations that govern our schools, colleges, and universities, knowledge of that culture should inform the choices that are made. Whether updating existing practices or putting new procedures in place, INCompliance’s education attorney-consultants help administrators fine tune their policies and procedures to minimize the risk of noncompliance, and find solutions that work for their community.
The components of a sound compliance program can change frequently and quickly as a result of changes in the law, regulations, and new case decisions and guidance. Are your procedures up to date, and are your staff and students knowledgeable about the requirements?
Virtually every educational institution must comply with both the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We can assist in identifying necessary policy revisions and establishing targeted professional development to ensure disability law standards are met.
As you work to increase campus safety, remember to continually align your practices to the legal requirements. Let us help you ensure that the Clery Act is being implemented consistently throughout your institution.
How are your student conduct standards developed, disseminated, and enforced? In school environments, preparation is key when charging, investigating, and adjudicating misconduct cases.