504 Plan

What is a 504 Plan?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly called "Section 504," is a federal law that protects students from discrimination based on disability. This law applies to all programs and activities that receive funding from the federal government-including Washington public schools.

Equal Opportunities & Benefits

Federal and state law protect students from disability discrimination in public schools. These laws ensure that students with disabilities have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to students without disabilities. Students with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities are protected under Section 504.

Under Section 504, students with disabilities can access the accommodations, aids and services needed to access and benefit from education. Section 504 requires that public schools provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to every student with a disability - regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.

Resources:

Section 504 Notice of Student's Rights (English and Spanish)
Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504
Know Your Rights: Section 504 and ADHD
Support for Students with Disabilities
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