Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a nondiscrimination statute barring discrimination on the basis of one’s disability. It is the policy of the district not to discriminate on the basis of disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by the Act. The Act requires the district to locate, evaluate and determine if the student is a qualified individual requiring accommodation necessary to provide access to educational programs. Parents are entitled to have the opportunity to review relevant educational records under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Parents or guardians disagreeing with the decisions reached by school personnel for accommodations necessary for access to educational programming and/or facilities may request a hearing before an impartial officer by notifying the school principal.
The district 504 coordinator is the Director of Pupil Services, 3880 Ridge Rd., Medina. Phone: 330-239-1901, ext. 1256.