What is Section 504?
Section 504 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statue that requires the needs of students with disabilities be met as adequality as the needs of non-disabled are met.
"No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States.. shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..." [34 C.F.R. §104.4 (a)].
To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (i) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (ii) have a record of such an impairment; or (iii) be regarded as having such an impairment. 34 CFR §104.3(j)(1).
Campus Contact Person: Section 504 Coordinators
Mr. Rolando Mejorado , Ruben Hinojosa Elem.
Mrs. Melissa Chacón , John F. Kennedy Elem.
Mrs. Cecilia Sarmiento, Zachary Taylor Elem.
Mrs. Hilda Vasquez, W.B. Travis Elem
Mr. Jason Acosta , Sgt. Chacon Middle School
Mr. Santos Pena, Sgt. Harrell Middle School
Mrs. Angela De La Fuente (Last Name AG) &
Mrs. Beatriz Perez (Last Name H-Z), Mercedes High School
Mr. Armando Martinez , Mercedes Early College Academy