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Section 504 Services

The Westside Community School District has the responsibilities under Section 504, which include the obligations to identify, evaluate, and if the student is determined to be eligible under Section 504, to afford access to appropriate educational services.

To become eligible for services and protection against discrimination on the basis of disability under Section 504, a student must be determined, as a result of an evaluation; to have a "physical or mental impairment" that "substantially limits one or more major life activities." á

The termá"physical or mental impairment," as set forth below:
  • any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: áneurological; musculoskeletal; special sense organs; respiratory, including speech organs; cardiovascular; reproductive; digestive; genito-urinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin and endocrine; or
  • any mental or psychological disorder, such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.
The regulations define major life activities as:
  • "functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working."
For more information regarding your rights as a parent please refer to:
áParental Rights 504

For additional information please contact:
Kami Jessop
Director, Special Services
402-390-2110 -- jessop.kami@westside66.net
The Westside Community School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin or disability.
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