Section 504 Plans
Under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, some school-age children with disabilities who do not meet the eligibility criteria for Special Education services may be eligible for special protections and for adaptations and accommodations in instruction, facilities and activities. Children are entitled to such protections, adaptations and accommodations when they have a documented disability that: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity; (2) has a record of such an impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment. The determination of whether a student has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity (and therefore has a disability) must be made on a case by case basis and is subject to review by the school 504 team. After all documentation of the disability and its academic impact for the student is collected, an eligibility meeting will be held with the teacher(s), parent/legal guardian, 504 coordinator, and administrator to determine plan eligibility and appropriate accommodations.
Please review the 504 Manual for complete information on 504 Plans and their requirements.
According to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a responsibility to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you may have regarding eligibility and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator Deborah Wood by phone at 404-334-4790 ext 2432 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.