Section 504 Notice to Parents of Children with Disabilities,

and Parents with Children with Suspected Disabilities

 

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act, a child who has a mental or physical impairment that is substantially limiting the child’s ability to perform a major life activity is protected from discrimination on the basis of disability.  (Major life activities include such activities as:  caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, learning, thinking, concentrating, eating, sleeping, reading, communicating).  Among those protections is the availability of accommodations and services that are necessary to assure that the child is not excluded from participation in or denied the benefits under, any Barre public school program, facility or activity, solely on account of disability.

Whether or not your child is currently receiving a public education, if you believe that your child may have a disability, or if you have questions about this notice or the rights of students with disabilities and their parents under Section 504, or about referral, evaluation and/or planning procedures available to students who are protected by Section 504, please contact the person(s) identified below, or your child’s school principal.  A full copy of Parent and Student Rights under Section 504 is also available on the Barre Supervisory Union website.

The Barre Supervisory Union Non-Discrimination Coordinator is:

            Name:              John Pandolfo

            Title:                 Superintendent

            Address:         120 Ayers St., Barre, VT  05641

            Telephone:      802-476-5011 Ext. 1017