Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that prohibits schools from discriminating against students with disabilities. It requires that recipients of federal funds (such as school districts) make their programs and activities accessible to all persons with disabilities.
Section 504 sets minimum standards for providing related services and aids to students to protect the rights of students with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.
Each Norwalk school building will identify 504 Plan contact(s) for their building. The district contact person is responsible for overseeing the district 504 program and ensuring that the district is appropriately identifying and serving students who are eligible for Section 504 services. (Please see p. 4 in the Norwalk 504 Manual for the list of contacts.)