§504 Assistance

Section §504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a federal civil rights law and prohibits discrimination by school districts receiving federal financial assistance against persons with disabilities. These regulations require identification, evaluation, provision of appropriate services, and procedural safeguards in every public school. Region 6 Education Service Center regularly provides technical assistance to schools throughout the region on issues related to §504 compliance. Recently, in an attempt to further assist our constituent districts in maintaining compliance, Region 6 has begun offering §504 audits, reviews, and onsite training for teachers, counselors, and administrators. Additionally, Region 6 hosts yearly §504 training conducted by preeminent lawyers who specialize in §504 compliance. Trainings can be tailored to meet individual districts' needs.

Paula Pemberton-Kelm, Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, ppemberton@esc6.net