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The Law and the Opportunity Scholarship Fund agreement requires schools to state that they will not discriminate in admissions based upon disability. This has caused some concern among schools. It should not. Schools may be concerned that this requirement means they must admit any disabled student regardless of the severity of the disability or the additional resources a school would require to provide. It does not.

The following is the position of the OSF Board of Directors.

This provision applies ONLY to the educational programs that the schools currently provide. For example, if the school does not provide a disability educational program (i.e., special education), then the anti-discriminatory statement is not applicable as to “disability” as the school does not provide such a program. In other words, schools cannot be expected to accommodate students, for whom the school is not capable of educating.

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Disability Discrimination Interpretation

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