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It is the policy of Hollis Brookline High School (HBHS) that no otherwise qualified student shall by reason of his/her mental and/or physical disability be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored by HBHS.  This includes students identified as educationally disabled under IDEA, and/or those who do not qualify for services under IDEA, and who have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities, have a record of such a disability, or are regarded as having such a disability.  Those students who are covered under IDEA will receive reasonable, appropriate and necessary accommodations through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  All services and accommodations deemed necessary to provide a free and appropriate education (FAPE) under Section 504 are provided to students without cost to parents.

What is Section 504 and Title II?
Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by schools that receive Federal financial assistance.  Title II prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by public schools (including public vocational schools and public charter schools).  Section 504 and Title II is enforced by the Office of Civil Rights.

Who is eligible for protection under Section 504?
An individual who has a documented disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

What are major life activities?
Major life activities include, but are not limited to: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, working, operation of a major bodily function, sitting, reaching, interacting with others, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel functions, bladder, brain, circulatory, endocrine, reproductive, neurological, respiratory.

What accommodations are available at Hollis Brookline High School?
Accommodations are different for every eligible individual.  All students at Hollis Brookline High School have the right to a free education and appropriate educational accommodations and/or services designed to meet the student's individual needs.  When a student is found eligible for accommodations due to their diagnosed disability that has a substantial impact on one or more major life activities, the Section 504 team carefully considers what accommodations are necessary for the individual to access the HBHS curriculum and all other HBHS experiences in the same manner as their non-disabled peers.  Accommodations necessary for the student to have equal access opportunity will be granted.

Who is the 504 Coordinator at Hollis Brookline High School?
Jillian Hegarty
Ph: 465.2269 ext. 125, Fax: 465-2157, Email: Jillian.Hegarty@sau41.org

National Honor Society (NHS) Peer Tutors are available in all subject areas.  Please have your student see their School Counselor for a list of available tutors.

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