Section 504

Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.

Section 504 states:
No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...” [29 U.S.C. §794(a), 34 C.F.R. §104.4(a)].

Section 504 Documentation
Procedural Safeguards
Written Procedures for 504 Rights and Procedural Safetguards
Notice of Rights of Students and Parents

Who is covered under Section 504? 

To be covered under Section 504, a student must be “qualified ” (which roughly equates to being between 3 and 22 years of age, depending on the program, as well as state and federal law, and must have a disability) [34 C.F.R. §104.3(k)(2)].

What if I have questions about Section 504?

If you have questions about Section 504, contact your local school 504 Coordinator.


Maggie Cowne
Colbert Elementary
Brad Sikes
Comer Elementary
Deana Bray
Danielsville Elementary
Theresa Bettis
Hull-Sanford Elementary
Jerry King
Ila Elementary
Nate Webster
Ashley Beard
Yolanda Smith
Dr. Kelly King
Director, Special Education