Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a Federal law that focuses on non-discrimination. The law states, "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United State, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency or the United States Postal Service..." - 29 U.S.C., 794(a)(1973)."
As it applies to the public schools, "the language broadly prohibits the denial of public education participation, or enjoyment of the benefits offered by public school programs because of a child's disability. To encourage compliance, Congress did not create an additional source of federal funding, but instead, conditioned future receipt of federal funds on the district's compliance with the new requirements." (Richards, Lindsay, & Martin, L.L.P., Fall 200.)
§504 Child Find Notice
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator, Nicole Hunt at 409-981-6400 ext 6105 or by mail at PO BOX 490, Sour Lake, Texas 77659.
Aviso Sobre La Identificación de Estudiantes Incapacitados bajo la Sección 504
Bajo la Sección 504 del Decreto de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito Escolar esta obligado a identificar, referir, evaluar, y proporcionar servicios educativos apropriados y gratuitos a estudiantes incapacitados que califican para recibir servicios bajo esta ley. Si usted desea mas información sobre los derechos de padres de niños incapacitados, o si tiene preguntas sobre la identificación, evaluación, y colocación de niños en el programa de Sección 504, favor de ponerse in contacto con el Coordinador de 504 del Distrito, Nicole Hung al numero 409-981-6400 ext. 6105 o por correo a la siguiente dirección: PO Box 490, Sour Lake, Texas 77659.
Useful Information for Parents
If HJISD decides to evaluate a student for Section 504 services, the district must complete the student's initial evaluation and evaluation report no later than 45 school days from the day it receives a parent's written consent to evaluate the student.
Guidelines for parents regarding 504, dyslexia, and homebound services: SECTION 504 GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS.pdf
Section 504 Law: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-34cfr104.html
Notice of Rights for Disabled Students and their Parents Under §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:
Section 504 Notice of Parent Rights.pdf
Notice of Rights for Disabled Students and their Parents Under §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -
Spanish: (SPAN) Section 504 Notice of Parent Rights.pdf
Parent Input for Section 504 Evaluation: Section 504 Parent Input 14-15.pdf
Parent Input for Section 504 Evaluation: (SPAN) Parent Input-Revised 14-15.pdf
Aiding Students Who Have Learning Difficulties or Who Need Special Education or Section 504 Services, please CLICK HERE: