• Spanish Version - Your Rights Under 504

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    Your Rights Under Section 504_Spanish.docx, 27.31 KB (Last Modified on February 23, 2014)
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  • Making a Section 504 Student Referral (Both Spanish and English)

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    The following form can be used to document the nature of your concern about the challenges your child encounters as a result of his/her disability. Please complete the form and turn it in to the Principal or Counselor at your child's school. 
    Student_504_Referral_Form_for_Lynden_SD.pdf, 89.86 KB (Last Modified on February 22, 2014)
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  • English Version - Your Rights Under Section 504

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    As the parent or guardian of a child, there are specific rights that apply to you under Section 504. The following document provides an overview of these rights. These rights include information on filing complaints under Section 504. 
    Your Rights Under Section 504.docx, 24.87 KB (Last Modified on February 22, 2014)
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  • Lynden School District Section 504 Policy

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    Policy for Determining the Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    It is the intent of the District to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services. Under this policy, students may be regarded as disabled even though they are not eligible for services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA).

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. A child is a “qualified disabled person” under Section 504 if he or she (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working), has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment; and (2) is between the ages of 3 to 21 years old.

     
    The District shall comply with the federal policies that require free appropriate public education, Child Find, equal educational opportunity, confidentiality of information, parent involvement, participation in least restrictive environment, evaluations, placement, re-evaluation, programming to meet individual needs, placement procedures, nonacademic services, preschool and adult education programs, disciplinary exclusion, transportation, procedural requirements, appropriate funding, accessibility, special issues related to drug or alcohol addicted students, special considerations for students having AIDS or HIV infection, and special issues related to ADD/ADHD students.
     
     
    The following file is the District's Board Policy outlining these requirements. 
    LSD Board Policy_2162_Section_504.pdf, 74.97 KB (Last Modified on February 22, 2014)
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  • Section 504

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    Procedures for Determining Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    Lynden School District's 504 Procedures provide more detail about the Child Find process the district uses if a child is suspected of having a disability protected under Section 504: 
    LSD Board Pol_2162P_Section_504_PROCEDURE.pdf, 37.25 KB (Last Modified on February 22, 2014)
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  • OSPI Guide to Prohibiting Discrimination in Public Schools

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    It is of paramount importance that the District supports all students to access learning environments to experience success without barriers that would constitute discrimination. Washington State's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (or, OSPI) has provided a guide which outlines what this means and how parents and districts can partner to prevent discrimination from occurring. 
    OSPI Guide to Prohibiting Discrimination In Public Schools.pdf, 1.45 MB (Last Modified on February 22, 2014)
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General Resources for Parents, Students and Staff Concerned about Discrimination:
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provides a wide range of guidance and support to families who would like to learn more about protecting children from experiencing discrimination. To access these resources, please go to: