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Fine Tuning Section 504 Compliance While Waiting the Proposed Regulations


We are still waiting on proposed Section 504 regulations…What will change? Will schools finally get some help understanding substantial limitations? Will new procedural protections be added? Will parents become required members of the group of knowledgeable people (504 Team or Committee)? In this lively session, veteran school attorney Dave Richards will look to the history of 504 including the thinking behind civil rights laws and the fascinating reason that Congress identified individuals with a disability as a protected class. We’ll examine the changes to the regulations proposed by advocacy groups (concerns that appear to have been ignored when the 504 regulations were originally created in the late 1970’s), changes school attorneys are proposing, and the compliance issues in the current school climate that OCR is likely considering as it prepares the changes. The proposed changes point to areas of compliance that schools can begin to address now. We’ll consider child find, discipline, MDR and behavior management as well as creation and implementation of 504 plans.  Don’t make the mistake of delaying compliance efforts until the proposed regs are made public. There is plenty to do in the meantime.

Important Session Information:

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Friday, September 27, 2024

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Melanie Cowart
Kimberly Sleeper
Date Time Location
9/30/2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Region 05 ESC site - Dogwood Room, Magnolia Room

350 Pine Street Suite 500 Beaumont, TX 77701 | Phone: 409-951-1700
350 Pine Street Suite 500 Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: 409-951-1700
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