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Section 504

Section 504 was enacted for the purpose of prohibiting discrimination and assuring that disabled students have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to nondisabled students.  An eligible student or “qualified individual” under Section 504 is a student who (a) has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one of the major life activities (b) has a record or history of having, or (c) is regarded as having, a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity such as learning, self-care, walking, seeing, speaking, breathing and working.

It is the purpose of this notice to set out the rights assured by Section 504 to those disabled students who do not qualify under the IDEA.  Section 504 provides the following rights to disabled students and their parents:

‚ÄčNotice of Parent and Student Rights under Section 504

FMSD Section 504 Handbook