Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute which provides that: “no otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States…shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance or activity conducted by any executive agency or by the United States Postal Services.” 29 USCs/794.
With the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 began receiving more attention. A joint memorandum from the U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights regarding the eligibility of students with attention deficit disorders reemphasized the requirements of Section 504.
To address these issues, the Greenville Independent School District provides a handbook and a process for identifying eligible students. For further information and resources, contact the Campus 504 Coordinator or District 504 Coordinator.