What is Section 504?
Section 504 is a civil rights statute which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 covers qualified students with disabilities who attend schools receiving Federal financial assistance. Section 504 requires that school districts provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to qualified students in their jurisdictions who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment. If you are concerned a child you know may have a disability, please contact the Burnet CISD Special Programs office at 512-756-2124.
Notice of Parent and Student Rights Under Section 504: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973