Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 provide that no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from the participation in or be denied the benefits of services, programs or activities or be subjected to discrimination. These laws define a person with a disability as anyone who:
1. has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities (major life activities include, but are not limited to, activities such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, concentrating, thinking, communicating, working, and the operation of major bodily function);
2. has a record of such an impairment; or
3. is regarded as having such an impairment.
In order to fulfill its obligation under Section 504 and the ADA, the District recognizes a responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students.
With respect to students, the School District has specific responsibilities under Section 504 , which are detailed in the Procedural Safeguards Notice to parents/guardians with children who are disabled as defined under Section 504. See IGBA-E.
If you suspect a student’s academic program is being affected by some type of impairment, which might be 504 related, please contact Katy Lucas, Director, Pupil Services, 540 E. Park Avenue, Miamisburg, Ohio 45342, (937) 866-3381 for further assistance.