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Section 504

Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met. It requires that recipients of federal funds make their programs and activities accessible to all persons with disabilities. If you are a parent and would like more information about Section 504 support, contact your district’s 504 Coordinator or building principal.

Below are links to Section 504 information:

Handbook

Guidance from OCR Site

Protecting Students with Disabilities

Checklist and Team Preparation

Team Approach

Preparing for Team Meeting Plan

Teacher Input Form

Parent Notification Letter

Release of Information Form

Procedural Safequards-Resolution Meetings and Due Process Hearing

Section 504 Plan Template

COVID-19 Related Resources:

Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students (March 16, 2020);

OCR Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility Webinar (Length: 00:07:08) (March 16, 2020);

Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak (March 12, 2020);

Fact Sheet: Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (March 12, 2020); and

Letter to Education Leaders on Preventing and Addressing potential discrimination associated with COVID-19

Important contacts

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