504 Service Planning
Section 504 service agreements also known as 504 plans are formal documents that schools develop to give students with disabilities the supports they need. These plans prevent discrimination and protect the rights of students with disabilities in school. Students are covered under the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which is a civil rights law, that protects individuals from discrimination based on disability. Under this law, individuals with disabilities may not be excluded from or denied the opportunity from certain programs.
In the area of education, a section 504 team determines a students eligibility through the process of evaluation and assessment before developing and implementing a plan to meet the needs of the student.
Students with a 504 Plan, along with parents and school officials, document the aids, services, and accommodations afforded to every student to the maximum extent so that they can be educated alongside non-disabled peers. Some of these accommodations include environmental strategies, organizational strategies, behavioral strategies, presentation strategies, evaluation methods, etc.
For more information about how to obtain a 504 plan for your child please contact the school counselor or nurse.