Section 504/ADA Accommodations
for Our Students
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the portion the Rehabilitation Act, originally authorized under Public Law 93-112, in 1973. This federal civil rights law (20 U.S.C. 1405; 29 U.S.C. 794) was enacted to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities based solely reason of their disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.Section 504 was amended by the Reauthorization of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 2008, effective January 1, 2009. Similar to Section 504, the ADA is another federal law aimed at ending discrimination.
The designated Compliance Coordinator for Section 504 in the Newport Public Schools is Ms. Candace Andrade, Director of Student Services.
Section 504 Designated Building Coordinators
The following persons are designated Building Coordinators for Section 504:Jared Vance,
Principal, Rogers High School
Laurie G. Sullivan,
Principal, Thompson Middle School
Principal, Pell Elementary School