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(16.4) What programs of the school district are covered by Section 504 and the ADA?

(16.4) What programs of the school district are covered by Section 504 and the ADA?

The ban on disability-based discrimination applies to all programs, activities and services of the school district (i.e., all academic programs, all nonacademic programs, and extracurricular activities). Here are some examples of 504-covered programs and activities that must be made available to students with disabilities on an equal basis:

  1. Academic programs – including, but not limited to:  regular education classes, remedial/instructional classes, after-school classes and supports, and graduation ceremonies;
  2. Nonacademic services and activities including, but not limited to: field trips, sports/athletics/interscholastic programs, music/play activities, student and special interest clubs and cheerleading opportunities.