The Madison County School District acknowledges its responsibility under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act to prohibit discrimination in its policies and programs regarding students, personnel, and campus visitors. Discrimination against any person with a disability will not knowingly be permitted in any program or practice of the school district.
Under Section 504, the District has the responsibility to identify, evaluate, and if the student is determined to be eligible, afford access to appropriate educational services. Prior to determining eligibility under 504, it is the District's policy to first follow its procedures for a comprehensive evaluation for services under the IDEA, including the requirement to implement the Three-Tier Intervention Process. If the parent of guardian disagrees with the determination made by the District, he or she has a right to a hearing with an impartial hearing officer.
The following persons have been designated as the Section 504/Americans and Disabilities Act Coordinator and will handle inquiries regarding the Madison County School District's nondiscrimination policies, the filing of complaints, and requests for copies of complaint procedures covering discrimination on the basis of disability.