Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a federal law that requires the provision of reasonable accommodations for students with a disability.
A student is considered to have a disability if (s)he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A student is considered to have a substantial limitation when unable to perform a major life activity that the average student in the general population can perform. Major life activities include: walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for oneself, and performing manual tasks.
If you feel your student may qualify for a Section 504 Accommodation Plan, please contact your student’s counselor or Mrs. Treuhaft – AP/Director of Student Support Services / Section 504 Coordinator.