Section 504 is a federal law designed
to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and
activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S.
Department of Education (ED). Section 504 provides: "No otherwise
qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall,
solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial
assistance . . . ."
If a parent or guardian believes that their child might be a candidate for a Section 504 plan, then the first person to contact is the principal of the child's school. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the principal's response to your request, then please feel free to contact the Auburn School District's Section 504 Coordinator, Michelle McClellan, the Assistant Superintendent.
What are some of the disabilities that a child has that might merit consideration under Section 504. Actually the list is very broad. Here are some examples:
STUDENTS PROTECTED UNDER SECTION 504
LINKS TO SECTION 504 INFORMATION