Section 504 Nondiscrimination Policy Statement
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in any program receiving federal financial assistance. The Act defines a person with a disability as anyone who:
- Has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities (major life activities include activities such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working):
- Has a record of such impairment; or
- Is regarded as having such impairment. [34 CFR 104.3(j)]
In order to fulfill obligations under Section 504, the Albany School District is reponsible for nondiscrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and learners. No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any of the programs and practices of the school system.