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    NOTICE OF PARENT/STUDENT RIGHTS

     

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

     

    The following is a description of the rights granted by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (“Section 504”) to parents and their children who are identified as disabled. The school district is responsible to inform you of decisions about your child and of your rights if you disagree with any of those decisions.

    You have the following rights:

    1.         To have your child take part in, and receive benefits from, public education programs
                without discrimination because of his/her disability;

    2.         To have the school district advise you of your rights under federal law;

    3.         To receive notice from the school with respect to the identification, evaluation, educational
                program or placement of your child;

    4.         According to the Department of Education’s 504 Regulations, to have your child receive a
                free appropriate public education. This includes the right to be educated with non-disabled
                students to the maximum extent appropriate. It also includes the right to reasonable
                accommodations, modifications, andrelated aids and services necessary for your child to
                benefit from his or her educational program.

    5.         To have your child educated in comparable facilities and receive comparable services to
                those provided non-disabled students;

    6.         To have decisions regarding your child’s evaluation, program and placement based upon a
                variety of information sources, and made by persons familiar with the student, the
                evaluation data, and the placement options;

    7.         To have your child re-evaluated periodically, to the extent necessary, including before any
                significant changes are made to your child's educational program or placement;

    8.         To have your child receive an equal opportunity to participate in extra-curricular school
                activities;

    9.         To examine all relevant educational records relating to decisions regarding your child's
                identification, evaluation, education program, and placement;

    10.      To obtain copes of educational records at a reasonable cost unless the fee would effectively
               deny you access to the records;

    11.      To receive a response from the school district to reasonable requests for explanations and
               interpretations of your child's records;

    12.      To request amendment of your child's educational records if there is reasonable cause to
               believe that they are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the privacy rights of
               your child. If the school district refuses this request for amendment, it shall notify you
               within a reasonable time, and advise you of the right to a hearing;

    13.      To file a complaint through local complaint procedures regarding any alleged violation of the
               Rehabilitation Act;

    14.      To request an impartial hearing, to be conducted by a person who is not an employee of the
               district, to dispute decisions or actions regarding your child's identification, evaluation,
               educational program or placement as a student with a disability. You and your child may
               take part in the hearing and have an attorney represent you at your own
               expense. Questions about how to request a hearing may be forwarded to the person
               responsible for the district’s compliance with Section 504 listed below;  

    15.      To have the decisions made by hearing officers or others reviewed in state or federal court.

    The person in this District who is responsible for assuring that the District complies with Section 504 is:

    Jennifer Donlon and Sonia Croft


    Notice of Procedural Safeguards 

    In the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004 (the reauthorization of the IDEA, 2004), the Congress required the U.S. Department of Education to publish and widely disseminate ‘model forms’, that are “consistent with the requirements of [Part B of the IDEA]” and “sufficient to meet the requirements.” This notice of procedural safeguards has been provided to the states.


    Please see the links and files below for Section 504 information.

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