Lynwood USD | BP 6164.6 Instruction
Identification And Education Under Section 504
The Board of Education recognizes the need to identify and evaluate children with disabilities in order to provide them with a free, appropriate public education. Under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including learning, are eligible to receive services and aids designed to meet their needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met.
The Board of Education believes that all children, including children with disabilities, should have an opportunity to learn in a safe and nurturing environment. The district shall work to identify children with disabilities who reside within its jurisdiction in order to ensure that they receive educational and related services required by law.
The Superintendent or designee shall establish screening and evaluation procedures to be used whenever there is reason to believe that a student has a disability that limits his/her ability to attend or function at school.
To evaluate the student's eligibility under Section 504, the Superintendent or designee shall convene a school site committee of professionals knowledgeable about the student's individual needs and school history, the meaning of evaluation data, and accommodation options. The student's parent/guardian shall be invited to participate on this committee.
If the student is found to have a disability that requires services under Section 504, the school site committee shall develop a written accommodation plan for the student. Upon reviewing the nature of the disability and how it affects the student's education, the committee shall determine what modifications and/or special services and aids are needed. The student shall be educated with nondisabled students to the maximum extent appropriate to the student's individual needs.
The Superintendent or designee shall provide identified students with disabilities with a free appropriate public education, as defined under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Such students shall receive regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet their individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met. (34 CFR 104.33)
The school site committee shall provide the parent/guardian with a written copy of the accommodation plan and notice of procedural safeguards guaranteed by law.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 0430 - Comprehensive Local Plan for Special Education)
(cf. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)
(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)
(cf. 5141.23 - Asthma Management)
(cf. 5141.24 - Specialized Health Care Services)
(cf. 5141.27 - Food Allergies/Special Dietary Needs)
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities)
(cf. 6164.4 - Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education)
In addition, qualified students with disabilities shall be provided an equal opportunity to participate in programs and activities that are integral components of the district's basic education program, including, but not limited to, extracurricular athletics, interscholastic sports, and/or other nonacademic activities. (34 CFR 104.37)
(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)
(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)
(cf. 6145.5 - Student Organizations and Equal Access)
In providing services to students with disabilities under Section 504, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure district compliance with law, including providing the students and their parents/guardians with applicable procedural safeguards and required notifications. Any dispute as to the identification, evaluation, or placement of any student with a disability shall be resolved in accordance with the processes specified in the "Procedural Safeguards" section of the accompanying administrative regulation.
The Superintendent or designee shall maintain a list of impartial hearing officers who are qualified and willing to conduct Section 504 hearings. To ensure impartiality, such officers shall not be employed by or under contract with the district in any other capacity except as hearing officer and shall not have any professional or personal involvement that would affect their impartiality or objectivity in the matter.
49423.5 Specialized physical health care services
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
3051.12 Health and Nursing Services
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
705 Definitions; Vocational Rehabilitation Act
794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
104.1 Purpose to effectuate Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
104.32 Location and notification
104.33 Free appropriate public education
104.34 Educational setting
104.35 Evaluation and placement
104.36 Procedural safeguards
Christopher S. v. Stanislaus County Office of Education, (2004) 384 F.3d 1205
Rights of Students with Diabetes Under IDEA and Section 504, Policy Brief, November 2007
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LEGAL ADVISORIES
Legal Advisory on Rights of Students with Diabetes in California's K-12 Public Schools, August 2007
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS PUBLICATIONS
Dear Colleague Letter; January 2013
Dear Colleague Letter and Questions and Answers on ADA Amendments Act of 2008 for Students with Disabilities Attending Public Elementary and Secondary Schools; January 2012
Free Appropriate Public Education for Students with Disabilities: Requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, September 2007
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr
Policy LYNWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: April 28, 2009 Lynwood, California
revised: May 27, 2014