ERIC Number: ED364014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Section 504. Guidelines for Educators.
Fishbaugh, Mary Susan
This manual, developed in Montana, is intended to assist schools in complying with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which requires the provision of services to people with disabilities in a nondiscriminatory manner. The first section provides an introduction to Section 504, noting that some students not covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may be covered under Section 504. The second section examines school district responsibilities under the law, including written assurance of nondiscrimination, designation of a compliance coordinator, grievance procedures, and procedural safeguards. Eligibility procedures under Section 504 for receiving a free appropriate public education are considered next, including referral, Section 504 student determination, evaluation procedures, the individualized program, placement, reevaluation, and procedural safeguards. A Section 504 policy/procedures checklist is attached. The fourth section looks at special issues including transportation, residential placement, nonacademic services, program accessibility, students with special health care needs, students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and funding. Definitions of key terms in the law and a variety of sample forms to be used by schools are also provided. Appendices contain: (1) the text of Section 504 as amended in 1990; (2) memoranda from the Office of Civil Rights regarding substance abuse, distinctions between Section 504 and IDEA, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; (3) a systematic comparison of IDEA, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act; and (4) additional resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Attention Deficit Disorders, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Hyperactivity, Legal Responsibility, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Rehabilitation, Residential Programs, School Responsibility, State School District Relationship, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Transportation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)