Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
“No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, as defined in section 706(8) of this title 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 or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency or by the United States Postal Service.” (29 U.S.C. Sec.794)
Determination of Eligibility
To determine eligibility under Section 504 the committee must consider all the following questions:
- Does the student have a physical or mental impairment?
- Does the impairment substantially limit one or more major life activities?
Section 504 Child Find Notice
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact Royse City ISD Special Programs Office at 972-636-9514.
De conformidad con la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito tiene el deber de identificar, referir, evaluar y si es elegible, proporcionar una educación pública gratuita y apropiada a los estudiantes con discapacidad. Para obtener información adicional acerca de los derechos de los padres de los niños elegibles, o para obtener respuestas a cualquier pregunta que pueda tener acerca de la identificación, evaluación y colocación en los programas de la Sección 504, por favor póngase en contacto con Royse City ISD Special Programs Office at 972-636-9514.
Retention of Records Notice
The Royse City Independent School District will destroy and will no longer make available any Section 504 records for school years dated from the 2013-2016 for students who have inactive status or have graduated. Parents, guardians or students 18 years or older who would like to have a copy of their records must submit a written request to Royse City ISD, Special Programs Section 504 Department, 810 Old Greenville Road, Royse City, TX 75189 attention Hope Gaffney. All requests must be received in writing by the last school day of each year.
United States Department of Education Section 504 Parent and Educator Resource Guide
United States Department of Education Section 504 Resources in Languages Other than English
United States Department of Education Section 504 Frequently Asked Questions
TEA's Section 504 Family Fact Sheet (English)
Parent Companion: First Five years: A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.
Center for Parent Information & Resources: Your central “Hub” of information and products for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw Section 504 for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Navigate Life Texas:Resources for kids with disabilities and special health care needs.
United States Department of Education Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools (2016)-with scenarios
- Baley Middle School
- Davis Elementary
- Fort Elementary
- Herndon Elementary
- Miss May Vernon Elementary
- Royse City High School
- Ruth Cherry Elementary
- Scott Elementary
- Summers Middle School
- Dana Burns
- Louann Derryberry
- Jeanna Franklin
- Jo Guilford
- Ruthie Holt
- Dawn Jordan
- Angela Louis
- Apryl McElroy
- Deshaun Smith