Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) may qualify for services under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, if the student: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (3) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.
It is the intent of the District 94 to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate education accommodations and services to meet their needs. This federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by any program or activity that receives or benefits from federal funding. Section 504 requires that disabled students be provided with a free appropriate public education including education with non-disabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate.
Referrals for consideration for Section 504 eligibility may be made at any time. A referral may be made by individuals with knowledge of the student’s needs and/or educational programming, including teachers, other staff members, parents, etc. For information on identification, assessment or placement, or if you believe your child meets one of the above categories and requires reasonable accommodations, please contact the Director of Student Services, Caitlin DiLallo at 708-447-8030 extension 115.
US Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504