Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly called “Section 504,” is a federal law that protects students from discrimination based on disability. This law applies to all programs and activities
that receive funding from the federal government—including the Fremont School County Joint School
District #215. Every school in the district is required to publish each school’s Section 504 School
Coordinator. At Henry’s Fork Elementary the coordinator, her titles, and contact information are as
Equal Opportunities and Benefits
Federal and State law also protects students from disability discrimination in public schools. These laws make sure that students with disabilities have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to students without disabilities.
To be protected by these laws, a student must have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Under Section 504, students with disabilities can access the accommodations, aids, and services they need to access and benefit from education. Section 504 requires that public schools provide a " free appropriate public education & quot; (FAPE) to every student with a disability regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.