ERIC Number: ED346699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Section 504. Student Issues and Public Schools. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C., 706(8), 794, 794a, 794b).
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This publication is intended to provide Texas educators with a ready reference concerning Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a chart comparing this statute with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), practical suggestions for implementing the statute, and the federal regulations and analysis. The first section presents basic questions and answers which cover definitions, qualifying conditions, procedural requirements, specific obligations of school districts, placement requirements, reevaluation, the least restrictive environment requirements, provision of nonacademic services, and permissible use of federal money. The comparison chart presents IDEA and Section 504 requirements side by side and compares such provisions as purpose, special education versus regular education, funding, accessibility, notice and consent, evaluations, determination of eligibility and program placement, grievance procedure, due process, and enforcement. Practical suggestions for compliance are outlined and address the appointing of a 504 coordinator, responsibilities regarding student issues, referrals, evaluations, placement, hearings, grievance procedures, and complaints. Finally the federal regulations for Section 504 and analysis are presented in full text. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Pupil Personnel Services, School Districts, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 ($2).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)