Section 504

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (a precursor to ADA),protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities including schools who received Federal Funds .  Section 504 provides that "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall solely by reason of his/her disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal Financial Assistance. 

    Chelmsford Public Schools provides a range of accommodations and services to assist students who are determined eligible under this statute.  Please contact your building principal or 504 coordinator with questions. 
    Last Updated: 8/9/10
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