Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act
“No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States...shall solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency…”
A person who is eligible for protection under Section 504 is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life functions.
If it is determined that a student’s physical or mental impairment is preventing the student from accessing his or her education, appropriate accommodations may be provided. These accommodations must be based on evidence and evaluation data.
Parents who believe their child may be eligible under Section 504 should first contact their child’s teacher or school Section 504 coordinator. If parents need further information they may contact the District 504 Coordinator.