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Section 504 Referrals

Each school district must have standards and procedures in place for the evaluation and placement of students in the district’s Section 504 program. Districts must also implement a system of procedural safeguards that includes:

  • Notice,
  • An opportunity for a parent or guardian to examine relevant records,
  • An impartial hearing with an opportunity for participation by the parent or guardian and representation by counsel, and A review procedure.
Contact Person for Section 504 Referrals

The designated person to contact regarding options for a student experiencing learning difficulties or regarding a referral for evaluation for Section 504 services is Junior High: Camey Limbock, High School Tasha Blagg at 903 632 5204.

[See A Student with Physical or Mental Impairments Protected under Section 504 on page 25.] Visit these websites for information regarding students with disabilities and the family:

A Student with Physical or Mental Impairments Protected under Section 504

A student with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, as defined by law—and who does not otherwise qualify for special education services—may qualify for protections under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Section 504 is a federal law designed to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

When an evaluation is requested, a committee will be formed to determine whether the student needs services and supports under Section 504 in order to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE), as defined in federal law.