Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities ActSection 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability.
“No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States...shall solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency…”Section 504 is an anti-discrimination civil rights statute that mandates the needs of students with disabilities be met as adequately as the needs of their non-disabled peers.
A person who is eligible for protection under Section 504 is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life functions.
If it is determined that a student’s physical or mental impairment is preventing the student from accessing his or her education, appropriate accommodations may be provided. These accommodations must be based on evidence and evaluation data.
Parents who believe their child may be eligible under Section 504 should contact Ms. Barbour, Section 504 coordinator, for a 504 Plan and possible accommodations in class.
Student Services Phone Number: (336) 771-4505 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm