504 Compliance

 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education.  The Aurora R-VIII  School District is a recipient of federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education and, therefore, is covered by Section 504.


Important Documents

If you feel your child may require accommodations or services through Section 504, please contact your building counselor or the Special Education Office (678-7742).  We would be happy to discuss the concerns with you.

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Which students are covered?

Under 504, a person with a disability is defined as an individual who:
  1. Has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
  2. Has a record of such an impairment; or
  3. Is regarded as having such an impairment.
Major Life Activities could include the following: 
  1. Caring for Oneself
  2. Hearing
  3. Walking
  4. Bending
  5. Standing
  6. Learning
  7. Thinking
  8. Concentrating
  9. Reading
  10. Seeing
  11. Eating
  12. Speaking
  13. Sleeping
  14. Communicating
  15. Lifting
  16. Performing Manual Tasks
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Major life activities may also include the operation of the following major bodily functions:
  1. Immune System
  2. Bowel
  3. Brain
  4. Circulatory
  5. Normal Cell Growth
  6. Bladder
  7. Repiratory
  8. Endocrine
  9. Digestive
  10. Neurological
  11. Reproductive