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Disciplinary Considerations for Students Under Section 504

Students with 504 accommodations are not immune from the district's disciplinary process once identification and placement procedures are properly followed. Students with 504 accommodations being considered for removal from school for ten (10) or more days must receive a manifestation determination review prior to action.

The committee must determine if the conduct in question was caused by or had a direct and substantial relationship to the student's disability. If yes, was the conduct in question the direct result of the school's failure to implement the student's 504 plan?

If the behavior is a manifestation of the disability, any disciplinary recommendation for a change of placement should be withdrawn. If the behavior is not a manifestation of the disability, the student may be disciplined in the same manner as non-disabled students.