What are services for protected handicapped students?
In compliance with state (Chapter 15) and federal (Section 504) law, the district provides services, related aids or reasonable accommodations needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school program and extracurricular activities. In order to qualify, a child must have a physical or mental disability which substantially limits a major life activity. If an evaluation and subsequent parent/school team determine that a child is eligible, a service agreement, noting reasonable accommodations in regular education, is developed. (These services and protections are distinct from those applicable to students in special education.)