WHAT IS SECTION 504?
Section 504 is a federal law that prohibits disability discrimination by recipients of federal financial assistance. All public schools and school districts, as well as all public charter schools and magnet schools, that receive federal financial assistance, must comply with Section 504.
To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to:
- have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
- have a record of such an impairment, or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment.