Section 504

Section 504 Coordinator

  • Section 504 covers qualified students with disabilities who attend schools receiving Federal financial assistance. To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to:

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

    Section 504 requires that school districts provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to qualified students in their jurisdictions who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

    Major life activities, as defined in the Section 504 regulations at 34 C.F.R. 104.3(j)(2)(ii), include functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.

    Parents/guardians and students who wish to discuss eligibility for Section 504 services should contact Dr. Clance at 706-879-5181 or jclance@gcbe.org .