What is a Section 504?
Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Section 504 ensures: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. . .”
For any questions, please contact Linda Cylc; Section 504 Coordinator; 834–2824 x 52824
*Excerpts taken from US Dept. Of Education website.
Individualized Education Program
Annually, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team determines the appropriate educational program for students receiving special education services. Both parents and students are required to be part of the IEP Team. We strongly encourage the student to actively participate in their education as they transition to high school and to the world of work. For further information, contact Alison Burroughs, Special Education Team Leader, 834-0928.
The NCC Vo-Tech School District’s philosophy sets high expectations for all students. Students with disabilities are placed in general education academic classes where services and accommodations are provided; however, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) teams decide the student’s Least Restrictive Environment. In 10th through 12th grades, students with disabilities who are pursuing a diploma are found throughout all career areas. As the Inclusion services continue to expand, the model may appear different in each of the schools depending on the school’s unique programs. Our most prevalent method through which special education services are delivered is the Learning Support Coach model. Coaches support the general education instructor and monitor that appropriate accommodations and modifications are in place for those students who have an IEP. Coaches engage with students to enhance their self-advocacy skills.