POLICY #3511
 
NORWICH FREE ACADEMY
COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 504 REGULATIONS OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 POLICY
 
 
It is the policy of The Norwich Free Academy to comply with all aspects of the Section 504 regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504 prevents discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities operated by the school system.
 
No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, as defined in Section 706(8) of the Rehabilitation Act, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by The Norwich Free Academy.
 
The Norwich Free Academy has a responsibility to follow the procedural requirements of Section 504 to afford each eligible student a free, appropriate education, which includes procedures for pre-placement evaluation, placement procedures, and procedural safeguards. Additionally, Section 504 addresses placement in the least restrictive environment for both academic and nonacademic settings. The Academy also recognizes that there may be some impaired students who are not eligible for Special Education services under IDEA but who are still defined as disabled and may be eligible for services and protection from discrimination under the Section 504 definitions and regulations.
 
Procedures shall be in place to ensure that The Norwich Free Academy does not discriminate in providing equal access to programs and services on the basis of disability.
 
 
 
 
 
Legal Reference:          Connecticut General Statutes
Section 504, U.S. Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. 791
See Also:                      The Norwich Free Academy, Student Services,
Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Guidelines Policy Adopted:    March 28, 2000
Revised:                       May 22, 2007
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