Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (commonly referred to as “Section 504") prohibits discrimination against students on the basis of disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.
One of the principal purposes of Section 504 is to ensure that students with disabilities are not denied access to educational facilities, programs, and opportunities on the basis of their disability.
For a student to have a disability which may be protected under this law, he or she must:
- have a mental or physical impairment,
- which substantially limits,
- one or more major life activities.
For a student to be considered an "eligible student" under Section 504, all three criteria must be fulfilled.
If you have Section 504 questions concerning either current or prospective students, please contact your Building Administrator or the District's Section 504 Compliance Officer:
Copley-Fairlawn City Schools
Section 504 Compliance Officer
3797 Ridgewood Road
Copley, OH 44321