INFO: 504 ACCOMMODATION PLAN
with disabilities who do not meet the criteria for services under the
Committee on Special Education may meet the criteria for receiving
accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Accommodations
are also covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In
essence, the laws state access to employment and programs cannot be
denied to someone with a disability. Reasonable
accommodations must be provided. This has been extended to
education to provide students with program testing accommodations.
order to receive a 504 Accommodation Plan, a student must have a
documented disability that impacts student's education. The
Plan is a legal document. A referral is made to the
building Committee. The building administrator or designee
chairs the meeting. Based on the evaluations, and teacher parent
reports, a plan is formulated. Accommodations include, but
are not limited to testing accommodations, program modifications and a
related service. It is the responsibility of the classroom
teacher to ensure that the Plan is being followed. Plans
are reviewed as needed, but usually at least once per year. Committee
meeting is not mandated by law and varies from building to building.
" ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN,
GIVEN THE CORRECT TOOLS"