Department of Exceptional Student Education


Section 504 Procedures for Students with Disabilities

Section 504 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in programs and activities that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The law protects students with disabilities who attend public schools by requiring school districts to provide a free and appropriate public education to qualified students who may not be eligible for special education services and supports under IDEA. If a student has:

a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (major life activities can include walking, seeing, speaking, breathing, hearing, being able to care for oneself, etc.); or
a record of such an impairment; or
is perceived by other people to have such an impairment, then he/she would be protected under Section 504.



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