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    . What is the legal standard surrounding "teachers with disabilities"? What are the requirements of the school? What are the requirements of the disabled individual in order to gain and maintain employment?
    2. There is an opening in your school for an Assistant Principal. The requirements for the position include an advanced degree in administration and athletic coaching experience. The principal has made it clear that physical prowess is essential in order to be effective in gaining student respect for discipline. Use the 4 step Response to Legal Questions.
    a. Identify the Issue
    b. Find the Legal Standard
    c. Apply It
    d. Decide and Take Action (using protocol, policy
    Please help me the following I am having some difficulty.
    Please provide references.

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    The legal standard surrounding "teachers with disabilities" is that according to Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the schools are prohibited from discriminating against teachers and applicants for teacher's position who meet the definition of qualified individual with disability(a). The qualified teacher or applicant for a teacher's position is one who can satisfy the requisite skill, experience, and education required for the teacher's position, and perform the functions of a teacher's position with or without reasonable accommodation (a). A teacher with a disability is one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of the person, there is a record of such impairment, or the person is regarded as having such impairment.

    The requirement for the employee is that the person meets the same quantitative and qualitative requirements for performance of essential functions that applies to employees without ...

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    This solution explains the legal standards relating to schools and disabled applicants. The sources used are also included in the solution.