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Walking The Tightrope: Student Discipline Under Section 504 

July 29th, 2022

The Office for Civil Rights has just issued guidance as to how Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 applies to the use of student discipline. Its focus is the balancing that schools must do when considering providing for a student’s disability-based behaviors on the one hand, and maintaining an appropriate and safe learning environment for all students on the other.

The Mask Mandate: The Rest of the Story

September 2nd, 2021

Schools should establish a process for parents to request an exemption from the mask mandate. Upon receipt of such a request, a school team must convene. 

OSEP and OCR Release Guidance for Special Education During COVID

October 8th, 2020

Both federal agencies acknowledged the challenges faced by students, families, teachers and schools during this time.  Community and student needs are continually changing.  Nonetheless, schools must provide supports and services to students so that they receive a free appropriate public education as required under IDEA as well as Section 504. 

Gifted, Section 504, and Other Considerations for Reopening Schools

August 17th, 2020

School Boards and staff continue to monitor ever-changing guidance from state agencies regarding health, safety and educational concerns related to the impending start of school.

Applying IDEA and Section 504 in the Time of COVID

April 22nd, 2020

Services to be provided to students identified as eligible under the IDEA and Section 504 continue to be applicable during the time that schools are closed.