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School district must evaluate students for 504 accommodations, regardless of provision of health plan

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Torrington (CT) Board of Education, 60 IDELR 295 (OCR 2012): The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) informed a school district that, in order to comply with Section 504, the school must evaluate students with severe allergies for possible accommodations and modifications.  Here, the school district maintained a policy by which students with allergies received health plans to address their needs without conducting any evaluation or convening a proper Section 504 team.  OCR explained that, to satisfy Section 504, any student suspected of having a disability (which includes students with severe allergies) a school must evaluate that student for accommodations and modifications under Section 504.

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