Section 504

Athens ISD 504 Coordinator:  Lindsay Conner
903-677-6907 ext 6953
Email:  lconner@athensisd.net


Section 504 Services are designed to provide a system of identifying eligible students with disabilities as defined under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Once identified, these students are ensured access to a Free and Appropriated Public Education (FAPE) by providing accommodations that allow equal access to the curriculum in the general education setting.  The statute is intended to prevent intentional or unintentional discrimination against persons with disabilities, persons who are believed to have disabilities or family members of persons with disabilities. 

Athens ISD strives to meet the needs of all students.  504 services are designed to provide a system of identifying eligible children with disabilities as defined under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (2009), enabling Athens ISD to ensure that all of the rights of these children are protected and receive appropriate services to ensure access to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended (2009) and further clarified in 2010, prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in all programs and activities that receive federal assistance, an eligible student is one who:

·         Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities

·         Has record or history of such impairment

·         Is regarded as having such an impairment

Any student with a disability that substantially limits one or more life activities may be considered for 504 services.

Procedural Rights for Parent or Adult Student (English):  504 Procedural Rights English.pdf

Procedural Rights for Parents or Adult Student (Spanish):  504 Procedural Rights Spanish.pdf

Consent for Disclosure of Confidential Information:  If there is updated information that is needed from a doctor or mental health provider, please complete the attached form with health professionals information and email or fax it back to the campus 504 coordinator or to the District 504 Coordinator so that information can be requested.  504 CONSENT FOR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION (1).pdf
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