504 FAQS

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).

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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.

School's Responsibilities
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.