Section 504/Chapter 15 Annual Notice to Parents
In compliance with state and federal law, Upper Perkiomen School District will provide to each 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. In order to qualify as a protected handicapped student, the child must be of school age with a physical or mental disability that substantially limits or prohibits participation in, or access to, an aspect of the school program.
These services and protections for “protected handicapped students” are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.
For further information on the evaluation procedures and provision of services to protected handicapped students, parents can contact the Director of Pupil Services, Upper Perkiomen School District, 2229 East Buck Road, Suite 2, Pennsburg, PA 18073.