BCMS March News

504 Parent Newsletter

What is Section 504?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/Public law 93-112 is a comprehensive law that addresses the rights of handicapped person (hereafter referred to as persons with disabilities except when quoting the law) and applies to all agencies receiving federal financial assistance. Eliminating barriers to education programs and services, increasing building accessibility, and establishing equitable employment practices are thoroughly and specifically addressed in Section 504 regulation. Section 504 states: “No otherwise qualified handicapped individual shall, solely by reason of his/her handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance”. The regulation makes it clear that the failure to provide a free appropriate public education to a student with disabilities covered by Section 504 is discrimination which violates the Act. 504 plans are only applicable and enforceable if the school receives federal funds i.e. public schools.

Annual Review

Parents, communication will be made within the next two weeks to complete the annual 504 process for your child's 504.

Student Performance and Progress

Parents please expect to receive your child's report card during the week of March 21st. Prior to them vacationing for Spring Break, be sure to request recovery work and test prep materials. Resources include:

Edgenuity

USA Test Prep

Study Island

Featured Announcements

Parents please text @g7fkb to 81010 in order to receive friendly reminders to your personal phone.
Ga. Milestone End of Grade Exam

Student and Parent guide to testing tips and practice exams.