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Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Cockrell Student

504 Information Brochure

Pearland ISD does not discriminate on the basis of disability with regard to admission, access to services, treatment, or employment in its programs or activities.

TEA Section 504 Fact Sheet for Families

Section 504 Fact Sheet

What is Section 504? 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (now known as the ADA Amendments Act of 2008) prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in any programs receiving federal financial assistance. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employers who have over 14 employees regardless of federal financial assistance.

Who is eligible for Section 504? 

To be eligible under Section 504, a student must be determined to: 
  1. Have a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, or working; in addition to eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, bending, reading, concentrating, thinking, or communicating; or
  2. Have an impairment that is episodic or in remission that would substantially limit a major life activity when active.
  3. Have a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment.

The district will evaluate, identify, and provide a free and appropriate education to all students who are individuals with disabilities under Section 504 or the ADA. Parents of these students are entitled to procedural safeguards, which includes individual notice and an impartial hearing.

The district will provide reasonable accommodation to each employee and qualified employment applicant covered by Section 504 or the ADA, unless it would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the program.

Each of the programs in the district will be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities when viewed in its entirety.

The district will furnish auxiliary aids and services to students, employees, parents, and members of the public who have disabilities to the extent necessary for communications with other persons, unless it will result in an undue burden on, or a fundamental alteration in the program.

The district has a grievance procedure for disability discrimination complaints. For a description of this procedure or other relevant information, including the district’s updated self-evaluation, contact the Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs. For additional information, see the Notice of Rights and Procedural Safeguards Under Section 504 or Aviso a Padres de Estudiantes Incapacitados de sus Derechos Legales y Aseguranzas Procesales bajo la Sección 504

 TEA Technical Assistance Guide: Section 504