Section 504. Clarkstown Central School District Office of Pupil Services Dr. Carol Gannon, Associate Superintendent 845-639-6442 Barbara Auriemma, Office of Special Programs 845-639-6440. Table of Contents. General Purpose.
Clarkstown Central School District
Office of Pupil Services
Dr. Carol Gannon, Associate Superintendent 845-639-6442
Barbara Auriemma, Office of Special Programs 845-639-6440
A broad civil rights law which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.
A student with a disability has greater rights and entitlements under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) than under Section 504.
Examples of students who may be protected by Section 504, but who may not be eligible under the IDEA:
-students with communicable diseases
-student with asthma or allergies
-student with juvenile arthritis
-students with attention deficit disorder (ADD)
-validated for specific purpose
-administered by trained personnel
When interpreting evaluation data and making placement decisions, the law requires:
Requires districts to provide impartial hearings for parents or guardians who disagree with the identification, evaluation, or placement of a student.
The OCR is responsible for enforcing Section 504 and its implementing regulation, at 34 C.F.R.Part 104, prohibiting discriminating on the basis of disability in programs and activities by all entities receiving federal financial assistance, including private, elementary, and secondary schools.