Section 504

  • Section 504 states that any organization receiving federal funds cannot discriminate against protected classes of people. In this case, it requires schools to ensure that students who have a disability, even though they may not qualify for special education services, be provided accommodations so they benefit from school. When necessary, the school will work with the student and their family to develop a plan designed to assist the student in accessing and thus benefiting from school. Accommodations are provided under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. For a better understanding of Section 504 see the United Stated Department of Health and Human Services Rehabilitation Act or Section 508 of the U.S. General Services Administration.

    If your child has a disability and you believe that accommodations are necessary for him or her to benefit from school, communicate this to your child's teacher or make an appointment with the Principal or Assistant Principal to express your concerns. You can also contact the Special Services office at (253) 891-6035 and someone will help you work with your school.