• Section 504

    Section 504, which is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, prohibits discrimination based on disability. This civil rights statute mandates that the needs of a student with a disability be as adequately met as the needs of his/her non-disabled peers.

    In order to be eligible for a Section 504 plan a student must : 1) have a physical or mental impairment/disability, 2) that substantially limits one or more major life activities, AND 3) has the need for accommodations, services or modifications to policies in order to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

    Parents may request a Section 504 evaluation verbally or in writing.  Please contact your student’s teacher or the school counselor if you would like to request an evaluation for your student.

    US Department of Education