§ 504 Information
Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that a child with a disability has equal access to an education and the child may receive appropriate accommodations/modifications.
§ 504 Eligibility
A child is eligible for services under Section 504 if he/she has a record of having, or is regarded as having, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as: caring for oneself, hearing, working, seeing, performing manual tasks, breathing, walking, speaking or learning.
Assessment and identification of students qualifying under § 504 is completed at the child's school by the campus § 504 Committee. Information from a variety of sources is considered, including aptitude and achievement tests, teacher recommendation, physical condition, social and cultural background, adaptive anecdotal reports, and TAKS scores.
§ 504 Services
Lufkin Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.