Students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services. Students may be considered disabled under this act even though they are not eligible for services to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).
Section 504 is a civil rights law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities. A child is a "qualified disabled person" under Section 504 if he or she (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working), has a record of such an impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment, and (2) is between the ages of birth to 21 years old.
The Crestwood Local School complies with federal policies that require the district to provide a free appropriate public education. The regular education budget is the funding source for serving Section 504 students. If you need additional information regarding Section 504, please contact the Office of Pupil Services at 330-357-8206 ext. 5009.