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Smoke Rise Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Section 504

Section 504s

What is Section 504?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits disability discrimination in programs and activities that receive Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education. The law requires all public and charter schools to provide Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to qualified individuals. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforces compliance for Section 504. The law ensures that students with disabilities have access to educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to non-disabled students. Section 504 regulations require school districts to provide appropriate education to students with disabilities under Section 504.
For additional information regarding Section 504, please reach out to our counselors:
Mrs. Felecia Eure
Mr. Darian Wright