Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - 2173

Mukilteo School District
Instruction - Series 2000
Education of Students with Disabilities - 2173

Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

It is the intent of the District to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services. Students may be disabled under this policy even though they are not eligible for services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA).

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. A child is a "qualified disabled person" under Section 504 if the child:

  1. has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working), has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment; and

  2. is between the ages of 3 to 21 years old.

The superintendent or designee will establish procedures to ensure that students who have a disability within the definition of Section 504 are educated in full compliance with the law. 

Cross References:

Board Policy 2161 Special Education and Related Services For Eligible Students
Board Policy 3210 Nondiscrimination
"A Parent & Educator Guide to Free Appropriate Education under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973" Revised July 2010


Legal References:

34 CFR Part 104 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
45 CFR Part 99 Family Education and Privacy Act
PL 101-336 Section 512 Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990

 

Adoption Date: April 21, 1998
Revised: February 13, 2006
Revised: January 28, 2013
Revised: April 16, 2024