Americans with Disabilities Act Policy


The Sylvan Union School District (SUSD), in keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and self-evaluation. The accessibility plan provides a comprehensive plan for access for individuals with disabilities to SUSD facilities, programs, services, activities, events, and digital communication.

SUSD is committed to ensuring the information on its website is accessible to everyone according to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you experience difficulty accessing a page, link, document or any other material on this website, please contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources so we may resolve the issue. Thank you for your assistance in making our facilities, programs, events and communications more accessible.

Non Discrimination Notice – SUSD

Non Discrimination Policy – SUSD

Sylvan Union School District


In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Sylvan Union School District (SUSD) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The SUSD does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.
Effective Communication: The SUSD will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the SUSD’s programs, services, and activities.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The SUSD will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the SUSD offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the SUSD, should contact the office of the program, service or activity coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the SUSD to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the SUSD is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:
Didi Peterson Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
605 Sylvan Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
Phone: (209)574-5000
The SUSD will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.