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Section 504


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. The law applies to all agencies that receives public federal funds, including public schools. This anti-discrimination law requires that school districts meet the educational needs of students with disabilities as adequately as nondisabled students.

To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: 

  1. Have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one more more major life activities; or
  2. Have a record of such impairment; or 
  3. Be regarded as having such impairment. 

Non-discrimination requirements apply to all three categories. 

Section 504 identification and services are provided in each school building in the district. For further information or to make a referral, please contact the counselor at your school.

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