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School District of Oconee County
Section 504 Grievance PROCEDUREs



Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require districts to establish a grievance procedure that incorporates due process standards and provides for prompt and equitable resolution. The following procedure should be followed if any person, student who has reached the age of majority, or parent disagrees with any actions of the 504 Committee, has a concern regarding the implementation of the documented accommodations in the Section 504 plan, or believe they are the victim of discrimination such as denial of a free appropriate public education, disability harassment, discrimination based on race, color, or national origin. Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability . . . 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). See 34 CFR Part 104 (Section 504 implementing regulations).