Section 504

Annual Notice Regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 is an Act prohibiting discrimination against anyone with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. The Act defines a person with a disability as anyone who:

1. has a physical disability or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.

2. has a record of such an impairment.

3. is regarding as having such an impairment.

In order to fulfill its obligation under Section 504, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District has a policy that states that no discrimination against any person with a disability will knowingly be permitted in any of the programs and practices of the school system.

The district has specific responsibilities under the Act, which include the responsibility to identify, evaluate and, if the child is determined to be eligible under Section 504, afford access to educational services.

If you have questions about Section 504, please contact your student's teacher or building principal.