Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

"No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States shall, soley by reason of her or his disability, as defined in section 706(8) of this title be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency or by the United States Postal Service." (29 U.S.C. Sec.794)

 

Determination of Eligibility

To determine eligibility under Section 504 the committee must consider all the following questions:

  1. Does the learner have a physical or mental impairment?
  2. Does the physical or mental impairment affect one or more major life activities including major bodily functions?
  3. Does the physical or mental impairment substantially limit a major life activity? It is important to specifically identify what the substantial limitations are and how they impact learner performance and progress.
  4. Does the student require Section 504 services in order for his/her educational needs to be met as adequately as those of non-disabled peers?

 

§504 Child Find Notice

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 Director, Jana Andrews at (903) 488-3671.

bajo la Seccion 504

Bajo la Seccion 504 del Decreto de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito Escolar esta obligado a identificar, referir, evaluar, y proporcionar servicios educativos apropriados y gratuitos a estudiantes incapacitados que califican para recibir servicios bajo esta ley. Si usted desea mas información sobre los derechos de padres de niños incapacitados, o si tiene preguntas sobre la identificación, evaluación, y colocación de niños en el programa de Seccion 504, favor de ponerse in contacto con el Director de 504 del Distrito, Jana Andrews at (903) 488-3671.

 

Resources

Notice of Rights for Disabled Students and their Parents Under §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973  English I Spanish

 

 
 
District Section 504 Designee

Jana Andrews | Director of Federal and Special Programs

13017 US Hwy 11

Como, TX 75431

(903) 488-3671

andrewsj@cpcisd.net