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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute aimed at preventing or correcting discrimination based on disability.

School districts have specific responsibilities under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that include identifying, evaluating, and if the child is determined to be eligible under Section 504, providing access to and participation in curriculum, program, buildings, and activities.

Section 504 Annual Notice to Parents and Individuals with Disabilities:

Programs for students with Disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance or any public entity respectively. Section 504 defines a person with a disability as anyone who:

has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as bending, breathing, caring for one's self, communicating, concentrating, eating, hearing, learning, lifting, operation of major body functions (including but not limited to functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions), performing manual tasks, reading, seeing, sleeping, speaking, standing, thinking, walking, and working; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.

The school has the responsibility to provide adjustments, reasonable modifications and provide necessary services to eligible individuals with disabilities. San Diego Unified School District acknowledges its responsibility under Section 504 to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students. No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program or practice in the school.

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