SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973
It is the intent of the Oceanside Unified School District to locate, identify, evaluate and provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) to each student with a disability within its jurisdiction regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. Further, the District will provide regular or special education and related aids and services that are designed to meet the needs of each disabled student as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students. In addition to providing a FAPE to students with disabilities under Section 504, the District will not discriminate against students with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, who have a record of such an impairment, or those being regarded as having an impairment. Protections for these students are provided for elsewhere under District Board Policies and Regulations, state and federal law. (cf BP 1312.3.)
Students who, because of a Section 504 disability, need or are believed to need regular or special education and services are addressed in these procedures. Students who are identified as eligible for special education and related services under the criteria set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 are not addressed under these procedures, as the needs of such students are provided for elsewhere under District Board Policies and Regulations, state and federal law, and Special Education Local Plan Area procedures.