GUSD Section 504
WHAT IS SECTION 504?
The Section 504 Rehabilitation Act Program (Section 504) for enables a student with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities to receive accommodations and/or related services to ensure equal access to education. The Section 504 is basically civil rights legislation for persons with disabilities who meet the definition of disability in the Act. Public schools must provide for Section 504 because they receive Federal funding for various programs.
The Rehabilitation Act was passed as Public Law 93-112 in 1973, with the regulations going into effect in 1977. The primary areas that apply to public schools are those that focus on employment practices, program accessibility, and preschool, elementary and secondary education.
Any student who needs or is believed to need Section 504 accommodations and/or services because of a disability or suspected disability should be referred for evaluation for eligibility to the school's Student Success Team/504 Team.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING SECTION 504
For more information regarding Section 504 please click below to download a document of Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have questions regarding Section 504 please contact your School Site Principal or the GUSD District Section 504 Coordinator Trisha Green at (669) 205-4016.