Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of their non-disabled peers. To be eligible for protections under Section 504, the child must have a physical or mental impairment. This impairment must substantially limit at least one major life activity. If a student meets the criteria, an accommodation plan can be written that prevents discrimination in the school environment.
For further information regarding Section 504 eligibility and accommodations for students, please contact our Student Support Services Department at 706.453.7688.