Section 504 Information
What is a 504 Plan?
Section 504 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is designed to help students with physical or mental impairments in public schools, or publicly funded private schools to legally ensure that students will be treated fairly at school and have equal opportunity as other students.
Section 504, part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
This federal mandate requires that students who are disabled by a physical or mental impairment that affect or limits their abilities to:
- walk, breathe, eat, or sleep
- communicate, see, hear, or speak
- read, concentrate, think, or learn
- stand, bend, lift, or work
to be evaluated, identified, and more importantly, provided with equal access to appropriate accommodations and services and educational opportunities equivalent to their non-disabled peers.
RHAM has a 504 Team in each building, which will review all referrals, determine the need for additional information/data and make a plan to address concerns.
Procedual Safeguards and other resources can be found below.
Questions about 504 eligibility?
Please contact your child's school counselor or our office by email or phone (860.228.5302)