The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District provides services for students who have disabilities that impact major life activities. A student who qualifies will receive services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Through accommodations to the learning environment, outlined in a 504 Service Agreement, students with handicapping conditions are able to access general education.
Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States... shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . ." The determination as to whether a student qualifies for accommodations under Section 504 is made on a case by case basis, based on the individual student and his/her needs.
For questions regarding 504 plans, please contact the appropriate, elementary or secondary, 504 Coordinator.