504 Plan Part I

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Section 504 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is designed to help parents of students with physical or mental impairments in public schools, or publicly funded private schools, work with educators to design customized educational plans. These 504 plans legally ensure that students will be treated fairly at school. Learn from this superintendent about the basics.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how a student qualifies for a 504 plan.
  2. Consider who is and isn't eligible for a 504 plan.
  3. Learn what is and isn't covered under the 504 plan.

About the Author

Karen D'Avino

Karen D'Avino

After twenty-three years in education, the philosophy I embrace has been inspired by many educators, coaches, mentors, and leaders. The belief that all children can learn and be successful is a fundamental tenet.

The exciting recent changes in education allow equity and access for all students, across all communities in our country. The daily implementation of technology, innovation, and a growth mindset coupled with a caring, nurturing environment are essential for student growth.

As the need for mental health support and prevention increases, I believe we will see another shift in education, where social emotional learning is at the forefront.

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