Young students posing in front of school building entrance.
Programs and Services » Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) » Section 504

Section 504

New!!! Technical Assistance: Section 504

Please click this link for the 504 Technical Assistance Document


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination for reasons related to their disabilities. The Section 504 regulations require a school district, receiving Federal financial assistance, to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible students. The FAPE must meet the students' individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students.

To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, or (2) have a record of such an impairment, or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment. The Center provides technical assistance to support districts in addressing 504 issues.

Section 504 Trainings

Visit Connect20 to register for the 2019-2020 Section 504 Workshops.