Section 504 Coordinator

Dr. Kanya Cornish

Coordinator of Student Support Services


kcornish@oglethorpe.k12.ga.us

706 743-8128

About Section 504

What is Section 504?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. As stated in the law: "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 . . . ."  [29 U.S.C. §794(a), 34 C.F.R. §104.4(a)].*

Section 504 prohibits discrimination against individuals whose physical or mental impairment substantially limits one or more major life activities.

These include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Caring for oneself
  • Performing manual tasks
  • Walking
  • Seeing
  • Hearing
  • Speaking
  • Breathing
  • Learning
  • Working
  • Eating
  • Sleeping
  • Standing
  • Lifting
  • Bending
  • Reading
  • Concentrating
  • Thinking

 

*The 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 (from Office for Civil Rights).

For additional information regarding Section 504, please contact the District's Section 504 Coordinator or the Office for Civil Rights.


 

 


Non-Discrimination Notice
As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Oglethorpe County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.  For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendent’s office at Oglethorpe County Board of Education, 735 Athens Road, Lexington, GA 30648, 706-743-8128.