• SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT

    The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Amendments Act (to ADA) of 2008, Section 504, prohibits any federally subsidized program from discrimination against a person with a “disability.” The act defines a “disability” as a mental or physical

    impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including:

    walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, or care of self.

    A 504 plan is a blueprint for how the school will support a student with a disability and remove barriers to learning. The goal is to give the student equal access at school. 

    With a requested referral the 504 team will convene and discuss with the team what major life activity is limits the student in school.

    The Taconic Hills Central School District committee is dedicated to ensuring that persons who qualify under Section 504 are afforded accommodations and services so that they may have access to the school building, programs, or services to the same extent as their non-disabled peers. The Taconic Hills Central School District recognizes our responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices. No discrimination against any person will be knowingly permitted.

    Additional Information on Section 504 is available:

    Procedural Safeguards Notice for 504

    The Office of Civil Rights

    The Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities