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

Commitment to Compliance Under ADA

Parent/Student Rights


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.


Which Students Are Covered?

Under 504, a person with a disability is defined as an individual who:

  • Has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
  • Has a record of such an impairment; or
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment.

Major Life Activities could include the following:

  • Caring for Oneself
  • Hearing
  • Walking
  • Bending
  • Standing
  • Learning
  • Thinking
  • Concentrating
  • Reading
  • Seeing
  • Eating
  • Speaking
  • Sleeping
  • Communicating
  • Lifting
  • Performing Manual Tasks

Major life activities may also include the operation of the following major bodily functions:

  • Immune System
  • Bowel
  • Brain
  • Circulatory
  • Normal Cell Growth
  • Bladder
  • Repiratory
  • Endocrine
  • Digestive
  • Neurological
  • Reproductive