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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Policy 2162 - EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES UNDER SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973

It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services. Students may be a qualified disabled person under this law even though they are not eligible for services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Section 504 is a civil rights law which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. A child is a “qualified disabled person” under Section 504 if he or she (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working), has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment; and (2) is between the ages of 3 to 21 years old.

The superintendent or designee will establish procedures to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 are educated in full compliance with the law.

Cross Reference:
Nondiscrimination - Policy 3210
Restraint, Isolation and Other Uses of Reasonable Force - Policy 3246
Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students - Policy 2161

Legal Reference:
Section 512 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - 42 USC 12102 et seq.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - 34 CFR Part 104
Family Education and Privacy Act - 45 CFR Part 99t
RCW 28A.600.485 Restraint of students – Use of restraint or isolation specified in individualized education programs or plans developed under section 504 of the rehabilitation act of 1973 – Procedures – Summary of incidents of isolation or restraint- Publishing to website
RCW 28A.600.486 District Policy on the use of isolation and restraint – Notice to parents and guardians of children who have individualized education programs or plans developed under section 504 of the rehabilitation act of 1973

Highline School District
Adopted by the Board: May 1999
Revised by the Board:  01.08, 04.18
Classification: Essential