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Section 504

Section 504 is a federal civil rights law designed to eliminate disability discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal funds. All LEAs receive federal funds, therefore denying a disabled student a FAPE constitutes disability discrimination.

Parents who wish to challenge a decision of a review committee must file an oral or written due process hearing request with the LEA. Upon request of a parent appeal, the LEA will start a written file and proceed to schedule a due process hearing before an impartial hearing officer and provide the parents with written notice of hearing that sets out the date, time, and place for the hearing and advises them of their right to participate and be represented by an attorney.

Jeffrey Sweeney

District Section 504 Coordinator