Section 504

Information on Section 504 

Section 504 Services are designed to provide a system of identifying eligible students with disabilities as defined under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Once identified, these students are ensured access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) by providing accommodations that allow equal access to the curriculum in the general education setting. The statute is intended to prevent intentional or unintentional discrimination against persons with disabilities, persons who are believed to have disabilities, or family members of persons with disabilities.

 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (2009) and further clarified in 2010, prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in all programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. An eligible student is one who:

  • has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities;
  • has a record or history of such impairment;
  • is regarded as having such an impairment. 

While many students who receive 504 status and services are Dyslexic or have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), services are not limited to only these areas of disability. Any student with a disability that substantially limits one or more life activities may be considered for 504 services.

School Counselors are the 504 Coordinators for their campus and can provide more information upon request.

 §504 Child Find Notice
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer,
evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional
information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might
have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the
District’s Section 504 Coordinator Carolyn Gordon, Executive Director of Federal Programs cgordon@ecisd.org
  or by mail at 700 W. Norris St.  El Campo, TX 77437    979-543-6771
 
§Aviso Sobre La Identificación de Estudiantes Incapacitados bajo la Sección 504
Bajo la Sección 504 del Decreto de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito Escolar esta obligado a identificar,
referir, evaluar, y proporcionar servicios educativos apropriados y gratuitos a estudiantes incapacitados
que califican para recibir servicios bajo esta ley. Si usted desea mas información sobre los derechos de
padres de niños incapacitados, o si tiene preguntas sobre la identificación, evaluación, y colocación de
niños en el programa de Sección 504, favor de ponerse in contacto con el Coordinador de 504 del Distrito
Carolyn Gordon, Executive Director of Federal Programs cgordon@ecisd.org
  or by mail at 700 W. Norris St.  El Campo, TX 77437   979-543-6771
 
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