504 Accommodation Plans

SECTION 504 COORDINATOR

Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act was the first disability civil rights law to be enacted in the United States. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in programs that receive federal financial assistance, which includes all K-12 public education, and set the stage for enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

A student with a disability under Section 504 is one who has a physical or mental impairment (i.e., diabetes, ADHD/ADD, asthma, bipolar disorder, etc.) that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include, but are not limited to caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.

A parent/guardian who believes that their student may have a disability under Section 504 must contact the Principal or the 504 Coordinator of the school to arrange for a Student Study Team (SST) meeting to evaluate the student's need for a 504 accommodation plan. The Principal, regular education teaching staff and other staff designated on the 504 Team, are responsible for implementing and modifying the 504 Plan.

Please read BP 6164.6(a) and AR 6164.6(a) for more information.

Section 504

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