In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 and the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, the Duquesne City School District provides accommodations and related services to protected
handicapped students (i.e., a student with an identified mental or physical
impairment significantly effecting a major life activity) that are necessary for an opportunity commensurate with that of
same-age nondisabled students.
Student Eligibility Team will review
of necessary evaluation information and determine whether the child has
an identified mental or physical impairment that is significantly affecting a
major life activity, and a Service
Agreement will be developed.
Service Agreement for a protected
handicapped student will identify the members of the service agreement team as
well as the student’s identified impairment and effected major life activity.
The Service Agreement will also set forth the specific accommodations and/or
related services needed by the student which will be implemented in school, in
transit to and from school, and in all programs and procedures to ensure the
student has an opportunity commensurate with that of nondisabled students of
the same age. The Service Agreement will also identify the individual(s) responsible
for implementation monitoring and the beginning and ending (i.e., review) dates
of the agreement.
§504/ADA Procedural Safeguards Notice*
In accordance with
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, the Duquesne City School District provides you, as
the parent or guardian, with the following procedural safeguards in relation to
have a right to receive a copy of this notice upon the district’s
identification, evaluation, refusal to provide an evaluation, educational
placement, denial of educational placement and any significant change in said
placement of your child.
have the right to an evaluation of your child if the district has reason to
believe that your child has a mental or physical impairment that substantially
limits learning or some other major life activity…
the initial placement.
any subsequent significant change in placement.
have the right to an opportunity to examine all relevant records for your
have the right to an impartial hearing, with participation by you and
representation by counsel, concerning the identification, evaluation or
educational placement of your child.
have the right to appeal the final decision of the impartial hearing officer to
a court of competent jurisdiction.
*Source: PERRY ZIRKEL, SECTION 504, THE ADA AND THE SCHOOLS
App. 5:9 (2004).