Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the precursor of ADA) protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities, including schools, that receive federal funds.
The meaning of this protection as regards students with disabilities is summarized in the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights's publication: "Free Appropriate Public Education for Students with Disabilities: Requirements Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973".
Another useful Office for Civil Rights publication is "Protecting Students With Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities." The Office for Civil Rights offers many other publications in several languages, which are generally easy to read and understand.
For information regarding 504 acommodations at Foxborough Regional Charter School, please contact Amanda Haynes.