Section 504

  • Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It is a federal anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of their non-disabled peers.  Section 504 prohibits discrimination against disabled individuals by school districts receiving federal financial assistance.  It requires that schools provide access to a “free, appropriate public education” (FAPE) for disabled students.

    Section 504 states that:  “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his 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…” [29 U.S.C. §794(a), 34 C.F.R. §104.4(a)].




Contact Us

  • For information concerning your child’s academic progress:
    Contact your School Counselor/ Section 504 Campus Representative

    For additional information on Section 504 contact:

    Section 504 & Dyslexia Specialist

    Rhea Voelkle
    Campus Section 504 Specialist
    Carroll High School
    Carroll Senior High School

    Becky Wyrick
    Campus Section 504 Specialist
    Dawson Middle School