ERIC Number: ED197554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Options for Coordinating the Administration of Section 504 and Part B of EHA.
The paper analyzes options for coordinating the administration of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Part B of the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) as amended by P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. The 4 week study involved a review of documents concerning the legal and administrative framework governing the administration of the two Acts and interviews with persons involved in their administration at the federal, state, and local levels as well as representatives of advocacy groups. After an introduction, the paper analyzes the relationships between the standards set out in Section 504 and Part B of EHA. The third part identifies the multiplicity of departments, offices, divisions, branches, and persons involved in the administration of Section 504 and Part B of EHA at the federal, state, and local levels. The fourth part describes and analyzes the procedures for developing, issuing, compiling, and disseminating policy. The final part of the paper considers the procedures for initiating, investigating, and notifying persons and agencies of noncompliance; the relevant sanctions; and the procedures governing the use of particular sanctions under Section 504 and Part B of EHA. Among recommendations are that the Secretary of Education issue a comprehensive statement to explain the relationship between the specific standards set out in Section 504 and Part B of EHA, and that the Education Department consider developing a consolidated enforcement procedure under which joint actions may be brought by the Office of Civil Rights and the office responsible for administering a grant program. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Long and Silverstein, P.D., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Education of the Handicapped Act 1970; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)