Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act allows for reasonable accommodations and assistance as necessary for qualified students. To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment. The determination of whether a student has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity must be made on the basis of an individual inquiry. The student must also demonstrate a need for Section 504 services in order to meet the student's educational needs.
For students who are determined to meet the criteria for Section 504 accommodations, the district will develop a Section 504 student services plan which will meet the educational needs of the student.