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Section 504

Section 504 is part of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which was enacted by Congress to combat discrimination against individuals with disabilities in services, programs and activities administered by any entity that receives federal funds, including public schools. Section 504 states in pertinent part: No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

If you have questions about Section 504, please contact your child's school principal.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
A description of the rights granted by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (“Section 504”) to parents and their children who are identified as disabled can be found at the link below. The school district is obligated to inform you of decisions about your child and of your rights if you disagree with any of those decisions.
Notice of Parent/Student Rights

The person in this District who is responsible for assuring that the District complies with Section 504 is:
Julie Olsen, Director of Instructional Support
MSAD #51
PO Box 6A
Cumberland Center, ME 04021