BMRSD District Coordinator: Martha Vazquez - firstname.lastname@example.org #508-876-0129
High School 504 Coordinator: Denise Brienze - email@example.com #508-876-0117
Middle School 504 Coordinator: Barbara Mignanelli - firstname.lastname@example.org #508-876-0190
JFK/AFM Complex 504 Coordinator: Erin Martineau - email@example.com #508-876-0119
Millville Elem. 504 Coordinator: Linda Moreau - firstname.lastname@example.org #508-876-0177
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. The Act defines a person with a disability as anyone who:
Has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities; (Major life activities include activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.)
has a record of such an impairment; or
is regarded as having such an impairment.
The school district has specific responsibilities under the Act, which include the responsibility to identify, evaluate, and if the child is determined to be eligible under Section 504, to afford access to appropriate educational services.
Section 504 requires that school districts provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to qualified students in their jurisdictions who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Section 504 is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Martha Vazquez, BMRSD 504 Coordinator at 508-876-0129.