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Special Education Rules and Regulations


Section 504

Section 504 is the part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that guarantees specific rights in federally funded programs and activities to people who qualify as disabled.

Section 504 states:

"No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States... shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..."

Section 504 is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR can be contacted by calling 303-844-5695.

The School District is responsible for the implementation of Section 504. For more information contact the Section 504/ADA Coordinator for your District.

Under Section 504, a grievance may be filed with the School District or a complaint may be filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. For more information on Section 504, click on the links below to access the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

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