Personal care attendants may be necessary to permit participation in programs/courses. SCC is not responsible for locating or coordinating schedules or financial arrangements for personal attendants. The college recognizes that in some instances, personal attendants are necessary in the classroom (per documentation.) Students must be aware that the personal attendants are not considered "students." Their sole purpose is to be a care giver/service provider to the student.
Students utilizing an attendant must work closely with the Accessibility Services coordinator. Attendants' participation in class is limited to assisting the student's accessibility. If the student requires out-of-class testing, the student needs to follow the procedure for scheduling tests with Accessibility Services. An attendant can be present (if documentation supports this request) during a test but the Accessibility Services proctor must administer the exam.
While on campus, students needing assistance in getting to various buildings, toileting, dispensing of medications, etc., should have a personal attendant. Requesting such services from non-trained individuals on campus could pose a threat to those providing assistance and the individual with the disability. The college cannot assume the liability risk.
The student is responsible for notifying Accessibility Services of any personnel changes. Personal Care Attendants (PCA) are expected to follow all college policies, regulations, etc. PCA's are expected to remain in the hallway during class time unless Accessibility Services has approved in-class assistance. PCA's are not to act on behalf of the student with instructors/students/staff. If the PCA fails to abide by the agreed upon role, the college reserves the right to limit the PCA's presence on campus.
TIMELY NOTIFICATION TO ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES IS REQUESTED IF AN ATTENDANT WILL NEED TO ACCOMPANY A STUDENT IN CLASS. PRIOR NOTIFICATION WILL ENABLE ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES TO COMPLETE FACULTY NOTIFICATION FORMS AND FORWARD THEM TO INSTRUCTORS.
There is no college class attendance policy. Attendance requirements are determined by the department/divisions or individual faculty member. With appropriate documentation, the student may request that Accessibility Services complete an Attendance Issue Letter indicating that the student's disability may result in occasional absences. It is recommended that the student discuss this with Accessibility Services prior to the start of the semester. Services are NOT retroactive. The student is responsible for notifying the instructor of a disability related absence as soon as possible. Any medical documentation relating to the specific absence would be helpful. An instructor can request a meeting with the student and the Accessibility Services coordinator at any point if issues arise. Students may request a medical withdrawal at any time via the Student Registration and Financial Aid Appeals Committee (contact the Enrollment Services Department). The faculty will determine if absences have become excessive and may recommend that the student withdraw from the class. Attendance flexibility is solely a faculty/Academic and Student Affairs decision.
It is important for students to understand that if they misuse or abuse accommodations, the college will have to address this issue. An alternate accommodation may be substituted if a student cannot act responsibly.
Domestic animals are prohibited on college properties with the exception of service animals (per ADA AA) that may be needed by visitors, students and employees. Students who require the regular use of such animals are encouraged to contact the Accessibility Services Office.
636-922-8627 or 636-922-8581
Send required documentation to:
Student Center, 133C
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville, MO 63376