Section 504

Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is federal legislation and regulations that protect people with a disability against discrimination. Section 504 defines a disability as anyone who: (1) has a mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (including but not limited to: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communication, etc.), (2) has a record of such impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

Students who meet these criteria may benefit from a 504 plan. The 504 plan is created by the 504 team and documents accommodations that the student needs.

Resources for Section 504 can be found in the links below:

If you think your student would meet the criteria for a 504 plan, please contact your school’s counselor and/or administrator.

Questions about 504? Please contact the Office of Special Services.


Department of Education 504 Guidance

Pacer Center 504 Parent Guidance