Welcome to the Section 504 Plan Information PageSarah Taylor Paul WestDirector of Special Education Assistant Director of Special EducationForsyth County School System Forsyth County School System770-887-2461 ext. 203342 770-887-2461 ext. 202330Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is designed to prohibit discrimination based on disability in any program or activity receiving Federal money. This statute obligates public schools to provide equal access and equal opportunity to otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. To determine 504 eligibility, a student must demonstrate: as a result of an evaluation, to have a physical or mental disability/impairment (or having a history of a physical or mental disability/impairment) that substantially limits one or more major life activities.Accommodations are practices and procedures in the areas of presentation, response, setting, and scheduling that provide equitable instruction and assessment for students with disabilities. In short, accommodations reduce or eliminate the effects of a student’s disability and do not reduce the learning expectations.
504 Accommodation Plans are created and managed by each school. For more information regarding Section 504 Eligibility and Plan development process, review the brochure linked below and/or contact your school's SST/504 coordinator.