504 Accommodation Plans / Testing Accommodations

504 Accommodations Plans

Educational accommodations are for students with special health needs who need building, classroom or testing accommodations to participate fully in school. For example, students with trouble hearing may need to be seated close to the blackboard. Other students may need extra time to take tests. You can read more about the topic in the 504 Accommodations Student and Family Guide.



 

Notice of Non-Discrimination Under §504 Policy

POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education (DOE) that, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of their disability, be excluded from or otherwise denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored by the DOE. Confidentiality rights of persons with disabilities will be respected.

Chancellor’s Regulation A-710 sets forth the DOE policies and procedures, including complaint procedures, for students attending DOE schools and programs who are qualified individuals with disabilities as defined in Section 504 and who are in need of accommodations in order to participate in DOE programs or activities. Contact the school 504 Coordinator or principal, or email 504Questions@schools.nyc.gov, with questions or concerns about a DOE student’s access to a DOE program or activity, or a non-DOE extracurricular program.

Chancellor’s Regulation A-830 sets forth the DOE’s anti-discrimination policies and procedures, including complaint procedures, for employees, parents of students, students and others who do business with, use DOE facilities or otherwise interact with the DOE.

Direct inquiries regarding student Section 504 rights or procedures to:

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For Students and Parents:

 

Section 504 Program Manager Office of School Health
42-09 28th Street, CN-25 Queens, NY 11101

(718) 786-5041 504Questions@schools.nyc.gov

 

External Resource:

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500 (646) 428-3900 http://www.ed.gov/

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Rev. Sept. 2021

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