Section 504 Eligibility

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act allows for the provision of reasonable modifications and accommodations for those students who demonstrate a life impairing disability which substantially limits a major life function, but who do not meet eligibility requirements for special education services by the Committee of Special Education.  However, ineligibility through CSE does not automatically equate to eligibility through Section 504.  

    Students found eligible for a Section 504 Accommodation Plan are monitored by a case manager through the Student Services Office, and the student’s School Counselor or School Psychologist. For more information about 504 Plans and the referral process, please see one of our School Psychologists or School Counselors in the Student Services offices.

    Brian Farrell, Director of Special Programs, serves the District as Compliance Officer for Allegations of Discrimination and/or Harassment (students and employees), Title VI, VII, IX, Section 504, American Disabilities Act, New York State Executive Law, Military Law and Age Discrimination in Employment Act. All questions regarding these policies should be directed to Brian Farrell, 4363 Mapleton Road, Lockport, NY 14094.