The Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 regulations require a school district to provide a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability who is in the school district's jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. Under Section 504, FAPE consists of the provision of regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet the student's individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met.
It is the intent of the North Monterey County Unified School District that parents of students who may have a disability under Section 504 be informed of their rights. A person with a disability is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, excepting disabilities that are transitory (6-months duration or less) and minor. Major life activities include functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
If you believe that your child has a disability as defined under section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact your school sites principal or school counselor for more information.
If you would like further information about 504 Plans, please contact the 504 Coordinator at your child’s school.