How is placement defined?
In the context of Section 504, “placement” refers to the general education classroom or program with individually planned accommodations or interventions. A student who qualifies to receive Section 504 services is entitled to the same access to programs and activities as any other student. The District is not required to alter requirements or standards for participation. There is no modification of the essential knowledge and skills for 504 students. Eligibility under Section 504 is not intended to reduce expectations for students with disabilities. The intent of Section 504 is to provide eligible students with reasonable accommodations that will give them an equal chance to achieve educational success.