• Section 504 

    NONDISCRIMINATION

    The Berwick Area School District will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap, or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with the state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discriminations or who need information about accommodations for handicapped persons, should contact Robert Croop, Title IX Compliance Coordinator or Pamela Hegland, Section 504 Compliance Coordinator, Berwick Area School District, 500 Line Street, Berwick, PA  18603 (570) 759-6400.

     

    SECTION 504

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

    A student may be eligible to receive Section 504 Accommodations if he/she:

    • Has a physical or mental impairment, and
    • The impairment substantially limits one or more major life activities and the disability is not transitory and minor.

    The district’s 504 accommodation team is responsible for identification, eligibility, and development of accommodations and the accommodation plan.

    • Note:A determination that the student has a disability or a medically diagnosed illness or condition does not guarantee eligibility for a 504 accommodation plan. However, a student may be found to be eligible for Section 504 nondiscrimination protections without requiring an accommodation plan.

     

    Mrs. Pamela Hegland

    Section 504 Compliance Coordinator

    PHEGLAND@berwicksd.org