Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that the Copperas Cove Independent School District not discriminate on the basis of disability in any district program or activity. The district will identify, evaluate, and provide an apporopriate public education to students who are disabled under Section 504, including homeless children.
What is the definition of a disabled student under Section 504?
An individual with a disability meands any person who:
An impairment, as used in Section 504, may include any disability, long-term illness, or various disorder that “substantially” reduces or lessens a student’s ability to access learning in the educational setting because of a learning-, behavior-, or health-related condition. [“It should be emphasized that a physical or mental impairment does not constitute a disability for purposes of Section 504 unless its severity is such that it results in a substantial limitation of one or more major life activities.” (Appendix A to Part 104, #3)]
A student may be referred to a campus committee for review under Section 504 by a parent or school personnel.
What is a "major life activity"?
Major life activities are:
How do I learn more about the Section 504 law?