For more information, please contact your school principal or your child's counselor.
Section 504 Coordinator
(805) 306-4500 Ext. 4302
SECTION 504 FORMS
Section 504 is a civil rights statute. At each school, the responsibility for ensuring Section 504 compliance rests with the District, the school’s Section 504 Site Chairperson and the principal or assistant principal.
There are two main purposes to Section 504. The first purpose of Section 504 is to protect students from discrimination under federal law. Section 504 assures access to educational services and the learning process that is equal to that given to students who do not have disabilities. All students who have a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, have a record of such an impairment, or are regarded as having such an impairment, are protected from discrimination under Section 504.
The second purpose of Section 504 is to provide a free appropriate public education (“FAPE”) to those students who (1) actually have a physical or mental impairment, (2) that substantially limits, (3) one or more major life activities. The provision of FAPE is accomplished through the creation and implementation of Section 504 Service Plan. Only those students who satisfy all three of these criteria are eligible for, and are provided, regular or special education and related aids and services under Section 504 (in the form of a Section 504 Service Plan).
For more information on Section 504, please connect to The US Department of Education.
For information regarding a student's right to be protected from discrimination, including complaint procedures, please see District Board Policy 1312.3 and Administrative Regulation 1312.3 "Uniform Complaint Procedures" (link available from www.simivalleyusd.org).
For information regarding a student's rights and procedural policies see District Board Policy 6164.6 and Administrative Regulation 6164.6 "Identification and Education Under Section 504" (link available from www.simivalleyusd.org).