Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
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 Section 504, a student must have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits a major life activity. Section 504 eligible students may receive accommodations in the general education program. Students with 504 eligibility and plans are provided a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) and have procedural safeguards under the law.
Collierville Schools Policy for Section 504 and ADA Grievance Procedures 1.802
Please see the following document for more guidance with the Section 504 process.
If you have any questions regarding 504 eligibility or services, please contact your school’s 504 coordinator or Andy Field, District 504 Coordinator.