Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The West Hartford Board of Education is committed to providing students eligible under Section 504 with appropriate accommodations and services to afford them access to educational opportunities equivalent to their non-disabled peers. The Superintendent of Schools and/or his/her designee will establish and provide educational programs/services and school activities that do not discriminate against any person identified as disabled. Under Section 504, a disability with respect to an individual means:
1. A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as, but not limited to, caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, breathing, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working;
2. A record of such impairment; or
3. Being regarded as having such an impairment.
Under Section 504, the Board has the responsibility to identify, evaluate, and if a student is determined eligible under Section 504, to afford access to appropriate educational services. The Administration shall establish regulations to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
The District’s 504 Coordinator is available to address any persons who feel they may have been discriminated against on the basis of their disability or have questions regarding Section 504.
Legal Reference: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
29 U.S.C. 7934 C.F.R. §104 et seq.
42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
ADA Amendments of 2008, Public Law
Adopted: December 15, 1998
Revised: March 20, 2012