What is a 504 plan?

A 504 Plan maybe a good alternative for children who are having difficulty learning but don’t qualify for an IEP.  These plans stem from Section 504 in federal civil rights law, under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which provides protection against discrimination for individuals with documented mental or physical disabilities.


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504 Plan Information


how is it determined if a child is eligible for a 504 plan?

If a student has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more of the following major life activities, then a 504 plan may be appropriate:

  • Caring for oneself
  • Walking
  • Seeing, hearing, or speaking
  • Breathing
  • Working or performing manual tasks
  • Learning

This determination is made by a team of knowledgeable individuals at the school — including the parents, who are familiar with the student and his or her disability.


how can parents request an evaluation?

If you believe that your child may be eligible for a 504 plan, contact your school principal and request a 504 eligibility meeting. 

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what sort of accommodations are provided under a 504 plan?

The accommodations depend on the student’s needs. For example, a student who uses a wheelchair may have a Section 504 Plan that provides for special transportation during field trips. A student who has diabetes may have a Section 504 Plan that includes a schedule for getting medication.

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what should i do if i have concerns about a 504 plan?

If you have concerns about the manner in which 504 decisions have been made or accommodations have been delivered, please contact the district’s Academics Office. You may also complete a 504 complaint form.

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