A student with a disability under Section 504 is one who has a physical or mental impairment (i.e. Diabetes, asthma, bipolar disorder, etc.) that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include, but are not limited to caring for ones self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.
A parent/guardian who believes that their student may have a disability under Section 504 must contact the Principal of the school to arrange for a Student Study Team meeting to evaluate the student’s need for a 504 accommodation plan. The principal, regular education teaching staff and other staff designated on the 504 Team, are responsible for implementing and modifying the 504 Plan.