Section 504

  • Section 504 is part of a large piece of civil rights legislation called the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This act prohibits or corrects discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 provides:

    “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States…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...”

    A person is considered disabled if that person 1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; 2) has a record of such an impairment; or 3) be regarded as having such an impairment. The major life activities in the Section 504 regulation (34 C.F.R. 104.3 (j)(2)(ii)), include bending, breathing, caring for one’s self, communicating, concentrating, eating, hearing, learning, lifting, operation of major body functions (including but not limited to functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions), performing manual tasks, reading, seeing, sleeping, speaking, standing, thinking, walking, and working.

    School districts are required under Section 504 to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to qualified students within their jurisdiction regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. Students may be disabled under Section 504 and, even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the school district has specific responsibilities under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that include identifying, evaluating, and if a child is determined to be eligible under Section 504, providing access to appropriate educational services.

    Section 504 falls under the management of general education and each school site in the Delano Joint Unified School District has a designated site 504 coordinator. This person coordinates the 504 program at the site under the management of the Principal.

     

For more information, please contact:

  • Rudy Arellano
    504 Site Coordinator
    1331 Cecil Ave.
    Delano, CA 93215
    (661) 720-4521

Nondiscrimination Policy

  • Nondiscrimination Policy

    The Delano Joint Union High School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. Such programs and activities shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, medical information, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, Military Veterans status, homelessness, foster status, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws pursuant with Education Code 200 and 220, Government Code 11135 and Title IX.

    If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying you should contact your school site principal and/or the District’s Title 5 Compliance and Title IX Officer, Adelaida Ramos, Assistant Superintendent, at phone number 661-720-4125, address 1720 Norwalk Street, Delano California. A copy of DJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint policy and Nondiscrimination policy are available here and upon request.

    Póliza de No Discriminación

    El Distrito Escolar de las Escuelas Secundarias de Delano está comprometido en igualdad de oportunidades para todas las personas en educación. Dichos programas y actividades deberán estar libres de discriminación ilegal, acoso, intimidación y “bullying” en y / o asociación con una persona o grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas de raza, color, ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, edad, religión, estado civil, embarazo o estado paternal, discapacidad física o mental, información medica, sexo, orientación sexual, género, identidad o expresión de género, información genética, estado migratorio, estado de veteranos militares, personas sin hogar, estado de estudiantes en hogar temporal, o cualquier otras bases prohibidas por las leyes estatales y federales de no discriminación de California de acuerdo con los Códigos de Educación 200 y 220, el Código de Gobierno 11135 y el Título IX.

    Si cree que ha sido víctima de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o “bullying”, debe comunicarse con el director de su escuela y / o con la Oficial de Título 5 y Título IX del Distrito, Adelaida Ramos, Asistente de la Superintendente, al número de teléfono 661-720-4125, domicilio 1720 Norwalk Street, Delano California. Una copia de la póliza de Quejas Uniformes de DJUHSD está disponible aquí y/o con su petición.