Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is designed to eliminate discrimination based on disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. This act requires that no qualified student who demonstrates (1) a physical or mental impairment, (2) that substantially limits, (3) one or more major life activities, (i.e. self-care, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, working, learning, eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, bending, reading, concentrating, thinking, operation of a major bodily function, and communicating) shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subject to discrimination in any program or activity offered by Rockdale County Public Schools (“District”).
  The District shall offer a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability.  A student is entitled to regular and special education and related services designed to meet that student’s educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-handicapped, non-disabled students are met.  If it is determined that a student is eligible for special education, special educational services will be provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  While services provided to qualified students are not required to produce identical results or levels of achievement with nondisabled peers, services must be designed to offer an equal opportunity to gain the same benefit within the least restrictive environment with non-disabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate.
Please see the Notice of Parent and Student Rights for more information. You may also contact April Fallon, Director of Community and Student Support and District 504 Coordinator with any questions at (770) 860-4273.

504 Directory

Full Name Job Title Business Phone
April Fallon Director of Community and Student Support 770-860-4273

Section 504 Documents

Notice of Parent and Student Rights     

Complaint Resolution Procedures