Section 504

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 requires that individuals with a disability have access to a free and appropriate education. The services provided by Section 504 are separate from the services provided by Special Education.

    If you have reason to believe that your child has a qualifying disability under Section 504, you may contact our 504 Coordinator to discuss the evaluation process. As directed by law, the evaluation will seek to determine if your child's disability substantially limits them in a major life activity. Information that is commonly reviewed during the evaluation process includes:

    • Academic progress and grades
    • Teacher observations
    • Test scores
    • Medical and/or psychological diagnoses
    • Information provided by the parents or guardians

    If the evaluation determines that the disability substantially limits a major life activity, a 504 plan can be developed to outline what the student, parent/guardian, and school can do to accommodate for the disability.