Curriculum Office

SECTION 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a broad base civil rights and prohibits discrimination and to assure that disabled student have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to non-disabled students.Section 504covers qualified students with disabilities who attend schools receiving Federal financial assistance. To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: 1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; 2) have a record of such an impairment, or 3) be regarded as having such an impairment. Section 504 requires that school districts provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to qualified students in their jurisdictions who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

At the elementary and secondary school level, determining whether a child is a qualified disabled student under Section 504 begins with the evaluation process. Section 504 requires the use of evaluation procedures that ensure that children are not misclassified, unnecessarily labeled as having a disability, or incorrectly placed, based on inappropriate selection, administration, or interpretation of evaluation materials.

Program Contact: Molly Adams, Director of Federal Programs

Nondiscrimination  Statement

It is the policy of Aransas Co. ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

(Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.)

Es norma de Aransas Co. ISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen national, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o activades, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Deprechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Emmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.