Portland Public Schools and the ADA (Americans w/ Disabilities Act)

  • What are workplace accommodations under the ADA? 

    Under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), a reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done during the hiring process. These modifications enable a qualifying individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity not only to get a job, but successfully perform their job tasks to the same extent as people without disabilities. The ADA requires reasonable accommodations by employers as they relate to three aspects of employment: 

    1) Ensuring equal opportunity in the application process; 

    2) Enabling a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job; and 

    3) Making it possible for an employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment.


    If you believe that you are an individual with a qualifying disability (one that impairs a major life function) that is impeding your ability to perform an essential function of your job, please contact FMLASource (our first point of contact) to initiate a Request for a Reasonable ADA Accommodation.  You can reach them by one of the following methods: 


    Below are some additional accommodation / accessibility information and resources links that may be helpful:


    To learn more about PPS Leave of Absences: https://www.pps.net/Page/1710 

    If you have any other questions that have not been addressed above, or if you have any suggestions that will assist PPS in its endeavors to become a more inclusive employer, please reach out to ada@pps.net at any time.