Under Section 504, the District is required to designate at least one person to coordinate and carry out the District’s efforts to comply with Section 504 and Title IX. Burlington Public Schools has designated 504/ADA and Title IX Coordinators for the District as listed below. If you have questions or concerns about Section 504, please contact the school for the contact information for the building level coordinator(s).
The District’s Title IX Coordinators
What is it?
Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.
Section 504 covers qualified students with disabilities who attend schools receiving Federal financial assistance. To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to:
[ 1 ] have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or
[ 2 ] have a record of such an impairment; or
[ 3 ] be regarded as having such an impairment.
Section 504 requires that school districts provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to qualified students in their jurisdictions who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, regardless of the nature or severity of the person's disability.
- What is a 504 plan?
- Who determines eligibility for 504 Plans?
- How is student eligibility determined
- What is the process following the eligibility determination?
- Who ensures the 504 Plan is followed?
- Where is the 504 Plan located?
- How do teachers access their student’s 504 Plans?
- How Long Are 504 Plans Valid?
- Does a 504 Plan allow students to have extra time on the SAT and ACT in high school?
If determined eligible, the school counselor uses the data provided and
discussion from the team meeting to formulate a 504 Plan. This plan will
contain the necessary accommodations to ensure the student has equal access to his or her learning environment. The plan is then made available to teachers.