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Section 504

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) is a one sentence civil rights law that prohibits agencies that receive federal funding from discriminating against persons with disabilities on the basis of disability. There are also several federal regulations, passed by the DOE, that specifically tell schools how to implement Section 504 requirements.
To determine eligibility under Section 504 the committee must consider all the following questions:
  1. Does the learner have a physical or mental impairment?
  2. Does the physical or mental impairment affect one or more major life activities including major bodily functions?
  3. Does the physical or mental impairment substantially limit a major life activity? It is important to specifically identify what the substantial limitations are and how they impact learner performance and progress.
If you are concerned a child you know may have a disability, please contact the Burnet CISD Special Programs office at 512-715-5117.