Other Protected Handicapped Students

  • Federal Law Section 504

    PA Chapter 15

    Other Protected Handicapped Students

    A “protected handicapped student” is a student who is school age and possesses a physical or mental disability which “substantially limits” or “prohibits” participation in or access to any aspect of the school program. This disability must be validated by a licensed physician or psychologist identifying the impact of this disability as it relates to the student’s school program.

    “Protected handicapped students” are distinct from those students who are being evaluated or already identified as “eligible exceptional students” whose educational needs require specially designed instruction from Certified Special Education Teachers.

    In compliance with State and Federal Law, the South Allegheny School District will provide to each protected handicapped student, without discrimination or cost to the student or family, “those related aids services, or accommodations” which are needed to provide “equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities “to the maximum extent appropriate to the student’s abilities.”

    For further information on the evaluation procedures and the provision of services to protected handicapped students, contact the District 504 Coordinators, Mrs. Christy Chicklo at 412-675-3070 Ext. 2305. for elementary students or Mr. Patrick Monroe at 412-675-3070 ext. 1217 for secondary students.