504

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REQUIRED FORMS

SUPPLEMENTARY FORMS

ACCOMMODATIONS

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Section 504 is federal civil rights law under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It provides protection against discrimination for individuals with disabilities. Students in school settings fall under the civil rights protection of Section 504. The law and regulations prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability from all school programs and activities in both public and private schools receiving direct or indirect federal funding. Section 504 accommodations could be available to identified students with disabilities, who have been evaluated. Section 504 is designed to provide equal access and fairness in general education to students with disabilities, thereby leveling the playing field for them through what is known as a Section 504 Accommodation Plan. The Section 504 Accommodation Plan is not mentioned in the law or regulations but is a good way to document efforts. It is not a plan designed to enhance a student’s performance. It is a plan to provide fairness and equal access to education. The student must be evaluated and meet the Section 504 identification criteria. 

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MATERIALS AND PLANNING 

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504's RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER LAWS

School Procedural Requirements

  • Provide written assurance of nondiscrimination

  • Designate an employee to coordinate compliance 

  • Adopt and implement grievance procedures which incorporate due process standards, to resolve complaints of discrimination. 

  • Provide notice to students and parents stating that the agency does not discriminate on the basis of disability. 

  • Identify and locate qualified children with disabilities within their jurisdictionwho are not receiving a public education. 

  • Annually notify persons with disabilities and their parents or guardians of the school’s responsibilities under Section 504 to identify and locate every qualified child with a disability who is not receiving a public education.

  • Provide parents or guardians with procedural safeguards

  • Conduct a self-evaluation of the school facilities, programs, and policies to ensure that discrimination is not taking place. 

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