Section 504 Plans
Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 794) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The contact information for the District 504 Coordinator is as follows:
21380 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Phone: 661-259-0033, ext. 212
What is the difference between Section 504 and IDEA/Special Education?
Who qualifies for a Section 504 Plan?
A qualified individual with a disability is a student who:
- has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; and
- has a record of such an impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment.
How are students identified as being eligible for a Section 504 Plan?
- In many cases students are referred for review by a Student Success Team (SST), Student Care Team (SCT), or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team.
- Your school's Section 504 Coordinator will convene a team to determine eligibility.
- The school must complete the Section 504 Evaluation for Eligibility worksheet. Evaluation material can include: formal & informal test results, aptitude and achievement tests, observations and anecdotal records, attendance and behavior records, medical reports, grades/transcripts, teacher reports, and recommendations.
- A student meets the eligibility requirements under Section 504 if the site team determines that:
- there is evidence of a physical or mental impairment and can establish the basis for their determination; and
- there is evidence of a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity.