7621 - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
|Policy: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973||Policy Number: 7621|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 05/18/2016|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 04/20/2016||Date of Next Review: 04/20/2019|
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The Board of Education affirms its compliance with those sections of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 dealing with program accessibility.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in federally assisted programs or activities solely on the bias of disability. The District shall make its program and facilities accessible to all its students with disabilities.
The District shall also identify, evaluate and extend to every qualified student with a disability under Section 504 a free, appropriate public education, including modifications, accommodations, specialized instruction or related aids and services, as deemed necessary to meet their educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled student are met. The District official responsible for coordination of activities relating to compliance with Section 504 is the Superintendent of Schools. This official shall provide information, including compliant procedures, to any person who feels his or her rights under Section 504 have been violated by the District or its officials.
Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973
29 United States Code (USC) Section 794 et seq.