Section 504 is a civil rights law passed in 1973, which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities including employees, students, and parents. It requires that a School Districts not discriminate in its employment practices; that buildings be accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and that students with disabilities who are not eligible for special education be provided with reasonable accommodations in their regular education program.
Section 504 protects all qualified individuals defined as having any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include: walking, seeing, breathing, working, taking care of oneself, and learning.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE UNDER SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 and TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.
Cartwright Elementary School District (the “District”) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Section 504, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and/or the nondiscrimination policies:
Cecilia Sanchez, Director of Special Services
5220 W. Indian School Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85031