Section 504

  • A free and appropriate public education (FAPE) shall be provided for each child determined to be in need of special education and/or related services. Students may be identified disabled and eligible for special education services under the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA, 2004). Others may be identified as disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. A student identified as disabled under Section 504 may be eligible for services if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits learning or another major life activity.

    Any student identified as disabled under Section 504 is ensured equal opportunities for participation in academic, non-academic and/or extracurricular activities, and preschool and adult education programs.  If you have concerns regarding your student, please contact the counselor at the school your child is enrolled in.

Section 504 Parent/Child Right and Procedural Safeguards

  • Right to receive benefits from public education programs

  • Right to receive written notice

  • Right to an evaluation prior to development of 504 plan

  • Consideration of Information

  • Eligibility Decisions

  • Rights to periodic reevaluations

  • Access to a free appropriate public education

  • Access to facilities, services, and activities

  • You have the right to examine educational records

  • Identification, evaluation, or educational placement of your child

  • If you wish to challenge the actions of the district’s 504 Team

  • If you disagree with the decision of the impartial hearing officer

  • You have the right to file a complaint at any time

  • This document is not to be a substitute for legal advice