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Live Oak Unified School District

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504 Plan / SELPA

504 Accommodation Plan

504 Accommodation Plan

504 Accommodation Plan: prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in programs that receive federal financial assistance, and set the stage for enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students who qualify under Section 504 are to receive services to the same extent as students without disabilities. Section 504 students could be served in regular classrooms with accommodations, or may be served in special education with related services. A Section 504 plan provides procedural safeguards and rights to students and ensures that needed student accommodations will occur.
  • Under this law, individuals with disabilities are defined as persons with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.
  • Accommodations don’t change what kids learn, just how they learn it. The goal is to remove barriers and give kids access to learning.
Qualifications for 504 plans: individuals who have physical or mental impairments that affect or limit any of their abilities to:
  • walk, breathe, eat, or sleep
  • communicate, see, hear, or speak
  • read, concentrate, think, or learn
  • stand, bend, lift, or work
Accommodations include
  • Preferential seating in the classroom
  • Breaking longer assignments into shorter segments
  • Permission to type assignments instead of write them by hand
  • Permission to visit the health office as needed
  • Exemption from physical activities
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Special Education Local plan area (selpa)

Special Education Local plan area (selpa)

The Sutter County Special Education Local Plan Area: is comprised of 13 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and the Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Office. These entities work together to offer a free appropriate public education (FAPE) providing programs and services of high quality and the establishment and maintenance of policies that assure compliance with federal and state law.
A SELPA is a state-mandated association that provides for all the special education service needs of children residing within the regional boundaries. Each SELPA develops a local plan describing how it provides special education services.
Responsibilities of the SELPA include:
  • Ensuring Program Availability for all Children with Disabilities
  • Curriculum/Program Development Support
  • Surrogate Parent Training
  • Community Advisory Committee Support
  • Management Information System
  • Policy Development
  • Professional Development
  • Budget Planning and Review
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Fiscal Management
  • Program Specialists
  • Community Awareness
Legal Concepts of Special Education: 
  • Child Find: Each public school system is responsible to find and serve all eligible children with disabilities in its area
  • Free Appropriate Public Education: Each public school system is responsible for ensuring that each child with disabilities is served appropriately, at no expense to the parent
  • Least Restrictive Environment: Each child is assured of his/her right of education with non-disabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of both
  • Due Process: The right of parent participation, and challenge, in all aspects of assessment, identification and placement is assured; involves mediation or administrative hearing procedures and complaint procedure in case of disputes
  • Individualized Educational Planning: The right of a child to an educational program designed to meet his/her individual needs and based on adequate assessment is assured. By age 16, this includes the development of an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) to provide for transition into the world of work
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*If you believe your child will benefit from a 504 Accommodation / SELPA plan, please contact our school nurse Cathleen Papa (RN)*