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Policy 2162

Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

It is the intent of the District to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) are identified, evaluated, and
provided with appropriate educational services. Students may be a qualified disabled person
under this law even though they are not eligible for services pursuant to the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act.

Section 504 is a civil rights law which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in
programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of
Education. A child is a “qualified disabled person” under Section 504 if he or she (1) has a
physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as
caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing,
learning, reading, concentrating, thinking communicating and working), has a record of such an
impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment; and (2) is between the ages of 3 to 21
years old.

The superintendent or designee shall establish procedures to ensure that students who are
disabled within the definition of Section 504 are educated in full compliance with the law.

Cross Reference:

Board Policy 2161 Special Education and Related Services for
Eligible Students
Board Policy 3210 Nondiscrimination
Board Policy 3246 Restraint, Isolation and Other Uses of
Reasonable Force

Legal References:

42 USC 12101 et seq. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
34 CFR Part 104 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
34 CFR Part 99 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
RCW 28A.600.485 Restraint of students- Use of restraint or
isolation specified in individualized
education programs or plans developed
under section 504 of the rehabilitation act of
1973 Procedures Summary of incidents of
isolation or restraint – Publishing to website
RCW 28A.600.486 District policy on the use of isolation and
restraint – Notice to parents and guardians
of children who have individualized
education programs or plans developed
under section 5014 of the rehabilitation act
of 1973

Management Resources:
2016 – November Issue
2014 – June Issue
2011 – June Issue

La Center School District
Adopted: June 26, 2007; Revised December 13, 2016; September 26, 2017

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