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504 Plan

ABOUT OUR 504 Plans

If a student has a documented disability and is in need of accommodations to be able to access the general education curriculum, they may be eligible for a 504 plan. 504 Plans do not provide individualized and specialized education services. 504 Plans are implemented by general education teachers.

A 504 Plan is a legal document that provides accommodations to regular education students with special needs in major life activities. The 504 Plan falls under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and is a regulation of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. Some examples of major life activities addressed are: caring for oneself, walking, seeing, hearing, and learning. A 504 Plan is not an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Special Education Students. Families may request a 504 Plan for children who, with reasonable accommodation, can be successful in a regular education program. For each case, staff and family at the meeting will need to make a decision about how often to review the 504 Plan and when follow-up meetings should be made.

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Examples of What Might Be Included:

  • Adjustment to test taking (more time, questions given orally)
  • Seating near the blackboard or near the teacher
  • A child may be excused from class to get medications
  • A child with Diabetes may be allowed to eat in class

Who is Responsible for a 504 Plan?

  • The student (if appropriate)
  • Parent or Legal Guardian
  • Teacher
  • Administrator
  • School 504 Coordinator may be a staff person on the Student Support and/or Child study Teams)

Others who may be included, as appropriate:

  • School Counselor, Social Worker and/or Psychologist
  • Physician, Psychiatrist, or other health professional
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist
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