Carbon County School District #1 is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying for all children. No qualified child with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying under any district program or activity. CCSD #1 affirms a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for all children. Additionally, all children with disabilities are afforded the opportunity to participate in non-academic and extracurricular activities in the same manner as their non-disabled peers. In order to provide FAPE for children with disabilities, the district utilizes the procedures set forth in this document to adhere to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).
Section 504, a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of disability, covers qualified children with disabilities who attend schools receiving federal financial assistance. To be protected under Section 504, a child must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment. Section 504 requires that school districts provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to qualified children in their jurisdictions who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
This page serves to guide school teams, including parents, guardians, and students, in the identification of children with disabilities and the development of appropriate services based on the child’s needs related to a disability. This guidance adheres to the regulations set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 794 (Section 504), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, 34 C.F.R. Part 104 NonDiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistant, and guidance by the Office of Civil Rights, the entity that enforces Section 504 compliance. Nothing on this page supersedes state and federal statute and regulations regarding Section 504.
All questions regarding this page can be directed to the Director of Special Services at (307) 328-9200.
Section 504 Regulations
CCSD #1 Section 504 Forms