Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination/harassment on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The District has specific responsibilities related to the provision of a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) to school age individuals with disabilities under Section 504 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
To meet the criteria for Section 504 protections, a child must:
- Have a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities
- Have a record of such impairment
- Be regarded as having such an impairment
If you feel that your child may be eligible for, and in need of, a 504 Plan, please contact your school site psychologist or site administrator for more information.