All Students K-12
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by school districts receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504 protects students from discrimination based upon their disability. A person is handicapped under the definition of 504 if they: 1.) Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities; 2.) Has a record of such an impairment; or 3.) Is regarded as having such an impairment. “Major life activities means functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.
When a condition significantly limits a major life activity, an accommodation plan must be developed for that student. These services are determined by a team of educators with the parents/guardians and sometimes the student. For more information on the Northfield District Section 504 Plan, contact Sara Pratt at 507.645.3410.
Last modified: June 20, 2023