Section 504 Annual Notice

In accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 commonly known as § 504, the School District hereby notifies disabled children and their parents of theSchool Districtduty under the Regulations to § 504.

The School District shall provide a free appropriate public education to each qualified disabled child who resides in theSchool Districtregardless of the nature or severity of the disability. TheSchool Districtshall educate each qualified disabled child with children who are not disabled to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of the disabled child, and shall also ensure that disabled children participate with non-disabled children in nonacademic and extra-curricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate. A disabled child shall be afforded an equal opportunity for participation in such services and activities.

TheSchool Districtshall provide disabled children an equal opportunity for participation in physical education courses, interscholastic, club or intramural athletics.

TheSchool Districtshall conduct pre-placement evaluations, and shall establish standards and procedures consistent with § 104.35 for the evaluation and placement of children who need or are believed to need special education or related services. Periodic reevaluation shall be conducted of children who have been provided special education or related services.

Placement decisions shall draw upon information from a variety of sources and shall be made by a group of persons knowledgeable about the child, the meaning of the evaluation data, and the placement options. TheSchool Districtshall establish and implement a system of procedural safeguards that includes notice, an opportunity for the parent to examine relevant records, an impartial hearing with the opportunity for participation by the parent and representation by counsel, and a review procedure.

Please contact Lawrence Welty, High School Principal at 716-933-6000 for further information.