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Section 504

Requirements
Requires any agency, school or institution receiving federal financial assistance to provide persons with disabilities to the greatest extent possible, an opportunity to be fully integrated into the mainstream.

Definitions
Defines persons with disabilities who:
* have a physical or mental impairment which limits one or more major life activities
* have a record of such impairment; or
* are regarded as having an impairment

Who is covered
Protects all persons with a disability from discrimination in educational setting based solely on disability

Services provided
Eliminates barriers that would prevent a student from full participation in programs/services offered to the general school population.

Evaluation
School district is responsible for identifying and evaluating students with disabilities. Evaluations are the responsibility of the school and are performed at no expense to student or parent. Parents must consent to evaluations and placement decisions.

Classroom Placement
Placement is in regular classroom with support services to eliminate barriers to the educational experience.

Student and Parental Rights
White County School System
Notice of Rights of Students and Parents Under Section 504


For more information regarding Section 504, or if you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact your local system’s Section 504 Coordinator at the following address:

Dr. MaryKay Berry
136 Warriors Path
Cleveland, GA 30528
706-865-2315
mberry@white.k12.ga.us

Section 504 Procedural Safeguards