Section 504 for Other Protected Handicaps

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and PA Chapter 15 - Other Protected Handicaps

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1982, 29 USC Sec. 794 defines a protected handicapped student as a child who is school-age with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to any aspect of the school program.  The student must have a record of such impairment or be regarded as having such impairment under Section 504.  This disability limits one or more major life activities: walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for one’s self, and performing tasks. 

 

In accordance with chapter 15, the school district provides services to each protected handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student or family. The related services and accommodations are outlined in a Section 504 Plan Service Agreement that will be reviewed annually.  This Section 504 Service Agreement is intended to provide the student with equal opportunity to participate in school programs and extra-curricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate.   

717-530-2700
(fax)  717-530-2847

Office Hours
8:00am - 3:30pm

Coordinator
Mrs. Bethany Bridges, ext. 1043

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Contact the SASD 504 Coordinator or your Building Principal to begin the process.

 

If you believe your child may be eligible for services, please contact your child's building principal or the SASD 504 Coordinator. The District will ask for your permission to conduct an evaluation to determine if your child has a qualifying disability, and the extent to which the disability impacts major life function. 

If your child is deemed to be a "protected handicapped child" you will be invited to a meeting to help develop a plan that describes the services that your child requires to access education. These services will be provided at no charge to you.