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Section 504 and K-12 Education

In grades K-12, schools convene an educational team to determine how best to meet eligible students’ needs through the implementation of educational accommodations. Section 504 does not require schools to prepare a written plan, however, schools typically describe the educational accommodations that the student will receive in a document called a 504 plan.

The Office of Civil Rights enforces Section 504 at all private and public schools and colleges that receive federal dollars. Both private and public colleges must provide appropriate educational accommodations to eligible students.