504

Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a civil rights statute focused on the prevention of discrimination. The purpose of Section 504 is to prohibit discrimination based on disability.  Section 504 has no age limits and serves all disabilities.  Section 504 states:  No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States...shall, solely by reason of her or his disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

 If you have questions regarding 504s.  Please contact one of the following coordinators:

PreK and CPS:  Julie Thomas   thomasj@calhounschools.org 

CES:  Hope Stephenson   stephensonh@calhounschools.org 

CMS:  Amanda Swift   swifta@calhounschools.org 

CHS:  Tiffany Watson   watsont@calhounschools.org 

System Coordinator:  Hayley Gilreath  gilreathh@calhounschools.org 

Destruction of Records 

In accordance with state and federal regulations, Calhoun City schools will publish intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to special education services maintained on students with disabilities.  The destruction date is published and includes directions for students that may wish to maintain the information. 

504 records are retained until the student reaches the age of 22.  Calhoun City  Schools has adopted and adheres to the Record Management and Retention Policy for Calhoun City concerning the maintenance, retention and destruction of confidential records.