Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination for reasons related to their disabilities. The Section 504 regulations require a school district, receiving Federal financial assistance, to provide a free and appropriate public education (F.A.P.E.) to eligible students. The F.A.P.E. must meet the students individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students.
To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to:
The Center provides technical assistance to support districts in addressing 504 issues.
For more information, please contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator, Kim Bolin at (830) 353 – 8105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.