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.


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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.


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

  • Respiratory

  • Endocrine

  • Digestive

  • Neurological

  • Reproductive