Collierville Schools is committed to students having a 504 plan. We are collaborating with the TN Department of Education to determine how those services will be delivered in the event of an extended closure. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Eric Linsy, District 504 Coordinator at [email protected].
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.
Please see the following document for more guidance with the Section 504 process.
- Parental Overview
- Parental and Student Rights
If you have any questions regarding 504 eligibility or services, please contact your school’s 504 coordinator or Eric Linsy, District 504 Coordinator.