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Non-Discrimination (ADA)

Non-Discrimination and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE), the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), and the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (MSDB) do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability in the provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. The office listed below has been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding the nondiscrimination policies of the above-mentioned entities. 


The ADA covers employers with 15 or more employees and generally prohibits discrimination against “qualified individuals with disabilities.” A qualified individual with a disability is an applicant or an employee who can perform the essential functions of the job in question with or without reasonable accommodation. Disability is defined as: a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; a record of such impairment; or being regarded as having such impairment.  


The SBE, MDE, and MSDB will reasonably accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless making the accommodation imposes an undue hardship on the School or District. MSDB will reasonably accommodate known disabilities. Therefore, employees needing accommodations should inform their supervisor. MSDB expects the reasonable accommodation process to be a mutual process by which the School/District and the employee search for a mutually acceptable reasonable accommodation. MSDB is committed to following nondiscrimination practices with all qualified employees and applicants.


 All complaints of noncompliance with the ADA, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or discrimination should be reported to:


Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind


  1403 Eastover Dr.

   Jackson, MS 39211

      Phone: 601-984-8107  


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