ACE NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP/DISABILITY
A - FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMENTS
NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP/DISABILITY
UCSD #1 SECTION 504 POLICY
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) prohibits discrimination against a person with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504 defines a person with a disability as anyone who: 1) has a mental or physical impairment; 2) has a record of such an impairment; or 3) is regarded as having such an impairment, and the impairment substantially limits one or more major life activities.
It is the intent of Uinta County School District #1 not to discriminate on the basis of disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies. No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program or in any practices of the school district.
This policy requires that no qualified student with a disability be excluded from participation or denied benefit of, or be subject to discrimination in any program or activity offered by Uinta County School District #1. The District does not discriminate on the basis of disability with regard to admission, access to education services, treatment or employment in its programs and activities. The District has developed Procedures to implement this Policy.
- Under Section 504, the District has the responsibility to identify, locate and evaluate all students with disabilities within its jurisdiction. If the student is determined to be eligible under Section 504, the District shall provide appropriate educational services and supports and the opportunity for equal access to programs and activities.
- Parents are entitled to have the opportunity to review relevant educational records consistent with Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Procedures for review of student records are found in the District’s board Policy JO.
- Any person shall have the right to resolve a claim of discrimination on the basis of disability by filing a complaint according to the District’s Grievance Procedures. The Procedure will be available from the District Section 504 Coordinator, the School Section 504 Contact or electronically on the District website.
- If the parent disagrees with the determination made by the Section 504 Team, the parent has a right to a hearing with an impartial hearing officer according to the District’s Hearing Procedures. The Procedure will be available from the District Section 504 Coordinator, the School Section 504 Contact or electronically on the District website.
- Notification of the District’s 504 responsibilities will be published annually in appropriate circulars to all parents within the District. The notification will include the name and the location of the District’s Section 504 Coordinator.
- Parents may contact the U. S. Office of Civil Rights, Denver Office at any time at:
U.S. Department of Education Phone: (303) 844-5695
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building Fax: (303) 844-4303
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310 Email: Denver@ed.gov
Denver, Colorado 80204-3582
LEGAL REFS: 29 W.S.C.&701 et seq. (Section 504)
42 U.S.C.&12O1 et seq. (American with Disabilities Act)