ERIC Number: ED377635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for School Districts Regarding the Rights of Students under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Ahearn, Kathy A.; And Others
This memorandum to school administrators and other program directors in New York State summarizes guidelines regarding the rights of students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its relation to Article 89 of New York's Education Law and the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Specific issues addressed include: provisions of Section 504 relating to elementary, middle, and secondary education; school board policies and procedures pursuant to Section 504; comparison of Section 504 and IDEA; Section 504 and the right to free appropriate public education (FAPE); establishing policies to address mandates under all three of these laws pertaining to FAPE for students with disabilities; procedures for children under Section 504 who do not require special education or related services; assessment teams; accommodation plans; due process; discipline of children with disabilities covered by Section 504; and access to nonacademic and extracurricular services. An addendum notes implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for school districts. An appendix includes: (1) the regulations for relevant provisions of Section 504; (2) a memo regarding students with attention deficit disorder; (3) a chart comparing IDEA, Section 504, and ADA in relation to FAPE; and (4) specific forms for complying with Section 504. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Boards of Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Guidelines, Pupil Personnel Services, School Districts, Standards, State Legislation, Student Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)