Special Education → Compliance
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requires schools to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in services, programs and activities.
A Section 504 coordinator responds to student, parent, and staff requests regarding establishing and implementing student 504 plans.
Ms. Diana Wyles, Esq.Resolution and Compliance Unit 850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 208 Rockville, Maryland 20850 (240)740-3230
If you have questions regarding your
student’s Section 504 rights or your procedural safeguards while Montgomery
County Public Schools and offices are closed, you may email the Resolution and
Compliance Unit at MCPS504Coordinator@mcpsmd.org.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) is a civil rights statue which provides that:
"No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States.....shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
It contains specific provisions covering preschool, elementary, and secondary education programs.
Section 504 requires schools to provide academic, nonacademic and extracurricular services such as transportation, school counseling, school health services, physical education and athletics, as well as physical access to facilities, in such manner as is necessary to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity for participation in Montgomery County Public School's services, programs and activities.
The Section 504 coordinator responds to student, parent, and staff requests regarding establishing and implementing student 504 plans.
A Parent's Guide to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Due Process - Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 504 handbook
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