Section 504
Section 504

We are here to ensure that, "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall solely by reason of her or his disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, is a civil rights statute which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.  This statute is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  OCR enforces, also, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) reauthorized as the ADAAA of 2008 which extends this prohibition against discrimination to the full range of state and local government services (including public schools), programs, or activities regardless of whether they receive federal funding or not.  Therefore, Section 504 is now part of the ADAAA and enforced as such. 

Contact Information
Section 504 Compliance & Homebound Programs Department
Education Center
4421 Stuart Andrew Blvd., Fifth Floor
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 980-343-0001

Benjamin Bender, manager
Courier: #835 (A)

Section 504 Parent Resources
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website (www.cms.k12.nc.us) is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email the Web Accessibility Team at WebAccessibility or Call: 980.343.0115. In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.