Section 504

Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. Title II prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by state and local governments. The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), also a component of the U.S. Department of Education, administers the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a statute which funds special education programs. Each state educational agency is responsible for administering IDEA within the state and distributing the funds for special education programs. IDEA is a grant statute and attaches many specific conditions to the receipt of Federal IDEA funds. Section 504 and the ADA are antidiscrimination laws and do not provide any type of funding.

Protecting Students with Disabilities Section 504 Guidelines
Section 504 Primer Forms Section 504 Requirements for Districts

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For more information, contact the South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3134

US DOE, Office for Civil Rights