Section 504 regulations require a school district to provide a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability who is in the school district's jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.
The New Hampshire Department of Education provides families, students, schools and other interested parties with guidance and information designed to inform and implement the 504 process, thus helping to ensure that qualified students receive FAPE.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
- Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
- Reading Room (eFOIA)
- 34 C.F.R.Part 104
- Model Process for 504 Plan Development
- Model Policy
- Model 504 Users' Guide
- Section 504 Hearing Officer Guide
- Pro Se Parent Guide to 504 Hearings
- For Discrimination Complaints to the USED Office for Civil Rights:
How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights
- US Office of Civil Rights 504 Plans
Should you have a complaint regarding Section 504, the New Hampshire Department of Education recommends that resolution be sought first through your local school district. At any point, formal complaints can be addressed by contacting the Boston office of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) or by filing a complaint online: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html?src=rt.
Section 504 Coordinator
NH Department of Education
Boston Office Office for Civil Rights
US Department of Education
8th Floor 5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Notice of Non-discrimination
The New Hampshire Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Human Resources Administrator for NHED
25 Hall St.
Concord, NH 03301