Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 is a Civil Rights Act which prohibits discrimination against individuals with a disability in any program receiving Federal financial assistance. In order to fulfill its obligation under Section 504, the Cedar Rapids Community School District recognizes a responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its students. No discrimination against any student solely due to his/her disability will knowingly be permitted in any of the programs and practices in the school system. The school district has specific responsibilities under Section 504 which include the responsibility to identify, evaluate and (if the child is determined to be eligible under Section 504) to afford access to necessary educational accommodations and services.

The intent of this website is to make current information on Section 504 (as it applies to students) easily accessible to staff members, parents, and other stakeholders of the Cedar Rapids Community Schools. This website is not intended to render legal advice or professional legal services. It reflects the school district’s best attempts to comply with the intent of Section 504 as it applies to the district’s student population.

For more information regarding Section 504 information please contact:

District 504 Coordinator:
Paul Hayes 
Future Ready Learning Lead

District 504 Compliance Officer:
Rod Dooley 
Executive Director of Equity

Section 504 Public Notice

A Guide to Section 504