Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Section 504")

Section 504 is Congress’ directive to schools receiving any federal funding to eliminate discrimination based on disability from all aspects of school operation. It states, “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Because the Los Alamitos Unified School District is a recipient of federal funding, we are required to provide eligible students with disabilities with equal access (both physical and academic) to services, programs, and activities offered by our schools.

Section 504: Ensuring Equal Access for Students with Disabilities