Section 504

The Humboldt Unified School District does not discriminate against any student on the basis of his or her disability and allows equal access to and participation in its programs and activities. The district also does not discriminate against anyone because he or she is associated with someone who is disabled. In addition, it is the district’s responsibility to identify and evaluate students who, within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, need specially designed instruction or services so that those students may receive free appropriate public education. For additional information please contact a building principal or the district office.

For this policy, a student who may be eligible within the intent of Section 504 is one who:

  • Is eligible to attend the district’s schools under federal and Kansas law; and
  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including learning.

Students may be eligible for services under the provisions of Section 504 even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, (IDEA). Students who are identified as individuals with exceptional needs under IDEA criteria will have their rights and obligations determined by that law. Each qualified student within the district who is eligible to receive appropriate individual services, regardless of the nature or severity of the condition necessitating such programs or services, shall receive a free and appropriate public education from the district, as it is defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.