Section 504 plans
In certain situations, school districts may be required to offer support to students with disabilities under a provision known as Section 504. Section 504 refers to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a federal law that requires any person or agency receiving federal money to have policies in place that prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities.
Section 504 deals with a much more general concept of disability than is covered under IDEA. A 504 Plan provides accommodations that allow the student to have access to the school and its programs. It covers general access issues such as wheelchair use, specific diagnosed health concerns and physical barriers.
The plan also describes what the district will do to support the student’s disability and ensure that the disability will not preclude the student’s access to school programs.
Notice of Procedural Safeguards
As the parent of a student or adult student with a disability who is receiving, or maybe eligible to receive, special education and related service, you have rights which are safeguarded by state and federal law. The rights to which you are entitled are contained within the Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities. A full explanation of these rights is available from Community Consolidated School District 89. Please review the Procedural Safeguards document and carefully and contact the district if you have questions or need additional clarification regarding your student's servies or the procedural safeguards available to you.