Your Rights under Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The following is a description of the
rights granted by federal law to students with handicaps. The intent of the law
is to keep you fully informed concerning decisions about your child and to
inform you of your rights if you disagree with any of these decisions.
You have the right to:
- Have your child
take part in and receive benefits from public education
discrimination because of his/her handicapping condition.
the school district advise you of your rights under federal law.
notice with respect to identification, evaluation, or placement of
your child receive a free public education. This includes the right to
educated with non-handicapped students to the maximum extent
also includes the right to have the school district make
accommodations to allow your child and equal opportunity to
school and school related activities.
your child educated in facilities and receive services comparable to
provided to non-handicapped students.
your child receive special education and related services if he/she is
be eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
evaluation, educational, and placement decisions made based upon
a variety of
information sources, and by persons who know the student,
the evaluation data,
and placement options.
transportation provided to and from an alternative placement setting
greater cost to you than would be incurred if the student were placed
in a program operated by the district.
all relevant records relating to decisions regarding your child’s
identification, evaluation, educational program, and placement.
- Obtain copies of educational records at a reasonable cost unless the fee
effectively deny you access to the records.
- A response from the school district to reasonable requests for explanations
interpretations of your child's records.
- Request amendment of your child's educational records
if there is
reasonable cause to believe that they are inaccurate,
otherwise in violation of the privacy rights of your
child. If the school
district refuses this request for an amendment, it
shall notify you within a
reasonable time, and advise you to the right to a
mediation or an impartial due process hearing related to decisions
or actions regarding your child's identification, evaluation,
program, or placement. You and the student may take
part in the hearing
and have an attorney represent you.
Last Modified on 11/9/2009 10:18:28 AM