Section 504 is a civil rights law that protects people with disabilities by eliminating barriers and allowing full participation in areas such as education and the workplace. While the law does not provide funding for programs and agencies that comply, it carries the threat of withholding federal funds from those that do not comply. Since public schools receive federal tax dollars, the law applies to them. It does not apply to many private schools because they do not receive any money from the federal government.
Section 504 applies to any person with a mental or physical impairment that limits one or more major life activities, such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working, to a substantial degree.
Please contact your student's School Adjustment Counselor or Guidance Counselor with any questions or concerns.
Section 504 Notification of Parent & Student Rights
Section 504 Handbook