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Del Mar Union School District

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Section 504

The Governing Board believes that all children, including children with disabilities, should have the opportunity to learn in a safe and nurturing environment. The Superintendent or designee shall work to identify children with disabilities who reside within the jurisdiction of the district in order to ensure that they receive educational and related services required by law.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute aimed at preventing or correcting discrimination based on disability. The Superintendent or designee shall provide qualified students with disabilities with a free appropriate public education (FAPE), as defined under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Such students shall receive regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet their individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of students without disabilities are met. (34 CFR 104.33) 
School districts have specific responsibilities under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that include identifying, evaluating, and if the child is determined to be eligible under Section 504, providing access to and participation in curriculum, program, buildings, and activities.
In providing services to students with disabilities under Section 504, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure district compliance with law, including providing the students and their parents/guardians with applicable procedural safeguards and required notifications. The procedural safeguards for Section 504 students can be viewed at this link.