Lake Washington School District (LWSD) was accepted today into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts organized by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization with the mission to accelerate innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all through technology and research.
Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
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.
29 U.S.C. 794
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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
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Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance
42 USC 12101-12213
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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
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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
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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