Section 504 & Students with Disabilities
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly called "Section 504," is a federal law that protects students from discrimination based on disability. This law applies to all programs and activities that receive funding from the federal government-including Washington public schools. Federal and state laws protect students from disability discrimination in public schools. These laws make sure that students with disabilities have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to students without disabilities. To be protected by these laws, a student must have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Under Section 504, students with disabilities can access the accommodations, aids, and services they need to access and benefit from education. Section 504 requires that public schools provide a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) to every student with a disability - regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.
Section 504 Notice of Student and Parent Rights
Resources & Support
OSPI Section 504
Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504
GCDSD Policy 2162-Education to Students with Disabilities under Section 504
GCDSD Procedure 2162-Education to Students with Disabilities under Section 504
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