Section 504

Section 504 is an anti-discrimination statute that requires schools to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students found eligible under the statute. FAPE under Section 504 means opportunities provided to eligible students are equal to those offered to their non disabled peers. An equal opportunity must be provided for eligible students to obtain the same academic and extracurricular results, benefits or level of achievement as non disabled students.  Once a child is found eligible under Section 504, a 504 committee determines the appropriate supports and services for the child. The law does not expressly state who the members of a 504 committee are and parents are NOT a required member of the 504 committee, but Virginia best practices support parental  involvement. Follow the guided questions to learn more or address specific issues related to Section 504, or return to the home page to explore other topics.

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