Section 504 requires any agency, school, or institution receiving federal assistance to provide persons with disabilities to the greatest extent possible, an opportunity to be fully integrated into the mainstream environment.
Who is covered
Protects all persons with a disability from discrimination in educational setting based solely on disability.
Defines persons with disabilities who:
* have a physical or mental impairment which limits one or more major life activities
* have a record of such impairment; or
* are regarded as having an impairment
Eliminates barriers that would prevent a student from full participation in programs/services offered to the general school population.
Placement is in regular classroom with support services to eliminate barriers to the educational experience.
Any student or parent or guardian (“grievant”) may request an impartial hearing due to the school system’s actions or inactions regarding your child's identification, evaluation, or educational placement under Section 504. Requests for an impartial hearing must be in writing to the school system’s Section 504 Coordinator; however, a grievant’s failure to request a hearing in writing does not alleviate the school system’s obligation to provide an impartial hearing if the grievant orally requests an impartial hearing through the school system’s Section 504 Coordinator. The school system’s Section 504 Coordinator will assist the grievant in completing the written Request for Hearing. The Section 504 Coordinator may be contacted through the school system’s central office. Copies of the 504 Procedural Safeguards and Notice of Rights of Students and Parents Under Section 504 may be found at the system website or may be picked up at the central office or at any of the school offices. Contact Jill Maxwell for assistance.
To obtain your Notice of Rights of Students and Parents Under Section 504 and Section 504 Procedural Safeguards please visit our documents tab.