Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights law that's all about ensuring fairness. It says that no one should be discriminated against because of a disability in any program that gets federal funding. This rule applies to every school in the Iowa City Community School District.
Now, let's break it down: Section 504 considers a disability as a physical or mental impairment that significantly affects important everyday activities. Under this law, schools must make sure that students with disabilities get the extra help they need to learn just as well as their classmates. Everyone deserves an equal shot at a great education!