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Mead students experience reading with a simulated vision disability

What does it feel like to have a disability? The Margaret Mead Elementary School PTSA wanted students to be able to empathize with their peers who face mobility, learning or other challenges. As part of Disability Awareness Month, they set up a Disability Awareness Fair with eight learning stations.

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Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

File: IGBA

Section 504 is a civil rights law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education.

A child is a qualified student with a disability under Section 504 if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working), has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

It is the policy of the Lake Washington School District to ensure that qualified students with disabilities are provided with a free appropriate public education. Students may be qualified under this policy even though they are not eligible for services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is the policy of the district to ensure that students who are disabled under Section 504 are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services, and that their parents or guardians are provided notice of their procedural due process rights.

Adopted:
10/13/2017

CROSS REFS:
IGB-R Special Education & Education of Students with Disabilities under Section 504
IKF-R Graduation Requirements
JG Student Discipline
JGD Student Suspension/Expulsion
JO Student Records

LEGAL REFS:

29 U.S.C. 794


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974, Pub. L. 93-516, 29 U.S.C. 794

34 CFR Part 104


Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance

42 USC 12101-12213


Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

RCW 28A.600.485


Restraint of Students – Use of Restraint or Isolation Specified in Individualized Education Programs or Plans Developed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

RCW 28A.600.486


District Policy on the Use of Isolation and Restraint – Notice to Parents and Guardians Who have Individuals Programs or Plans Developed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

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Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

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Negotiations (Reference Code H)

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Instruction (Reference Code I)

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Students (Reference Code J)

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School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

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Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)