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Section 504 of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, 1973


What is 504?

Section 504 of the Individuals with Disabilities Actis a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.  Section 504 covers qualified students with disabilities who attend schools receiving federal financial assistance.  At the elementary and secondary school level, determining whether a child is a "qualified" disabled student under Section 504 requires an evaluation process. 


What is the criterion for 504 eligibility?

Students who are eligible for Section 504 services must meet all three criteria:

1)  Have a physical or mental impairment;  2) that substantially limits  3) one or more major life activities.


Where do I get more information about 504?

To get additional information about 504 services, you may contact your child's school or you may contact the St. Clair County School System's 504 Coordinator as listed below:

Mike Howard





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