504 Accommodation Plans
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is federal civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination in schools and workplaces against persons with disabilities. Students may be considered disabled under Section 504 of this legislation and may be eligible for classroom accommodations while not being eligible for special education and related services.
The criteria for a 504 Plan identifies all school children that either have or had a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Students who currently have 504 Plans will continue to receive the services and protections listed in their 504 Plan during the school year. The educational team and parents participate each year to determine if there is a continued need for the 504 Plan.
Parents who believe that their child has a disability that would make him/her eligible for services under Section 504 should first contact the Director of Student Services in the District Office. A process to determine if services and protections are warranted will follow.