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Section 504

MARTIN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Section 504 Education Policy Statement of
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability


It is the policy of Martin County School District to provide a free and appropriate public education to each student with a disability within its jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.

It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, assessed, and provided with appropriate educational services.

Under this policy, a student with a disability is one who (a) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (b) has a record of such impairment, or (c) is regarded as having such an impairment. Students may be disabled under Section 504 even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Due process rights of students with disabilities and their parents under Section 504 will be enforced.

At the direction of the Section 504 District Compliance Officer, each principal will appoint a Section 504 Coordinator at each school to coordinate its efforts to comply with the regulations of Section 504.

Lisa Bowen
Director of Exceptional Children Program
Section 504 District Coordinator
Martin County Schools
300 North Watts Street
Williamston, NC 27892
Telephone # (252) 809-4185 Fax # (252) 792-8620