Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. In order to fulfill obligations under Section 504, the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation has the responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students. No discrimination against any person with a disability should knowingly be permitted in any of the programs and practices of the school system. Penn-Harris-Madison has the responsibilities under Section 504, which include the obligations to identify, evaluate, and, if the student is determined to be eligible under Section 504, to afford access to appropriate educational services.
An eligible student under Section 504 is a student who (a) has, (b) has a record of having, or (c) is regarded as having, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. A description of the rights and options granted by Section 504 can be found at this link.
For a detailed description of Section 504, click here.
For a Section 504 Frequently Asked Questions document, click here.
To request a 504 Evaluation, please complete this form, print and submit it to your school principal.