Section 504

Section 504 Compliance

Public Notice

Local school districts in the State of Missouri are required to conduct an annual census of all children with disabilities or suspected disabilities from birth to age twenty-one (21) that reside in the district. This census must be compiled by December 1 of each year. This information is treated as confidential and must include: name of the child; parent/legal guardian’s name/address; birth date and age of the child; the child’s disability; and the services provided to the child. If you have a child with a disability or know of a child with a disability who is not attending the public school, please contact this district at 417-625-5200.

Joplin Schools does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin, sex or age in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals with disabilities, or in any aspect of their operations. Joplin Schools also does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin, sex or age in its hiring or employment practices.

Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Joplin Schools, as a recipient of federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education and as an operator of a public elementary or secondary education program and/or activity, is required to undertake to identify and locate every qualified person residing in the District who is not receiving a public education; and take appropriate steps to notify disabled persons and their parents or guardians of the District’s duty.

Joplin Schools assures that it will, pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provide a free appropriate public education to each qualified disabled person in the District’s jurisdiction regardless of the nature or severity of the person’s disability. For purposes of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the provision of an appropriate education is the provision of regular or special and related aids and services that (i) are designed to meet individual educational needs of disabled persons as adequately as the needs of non-disabled persons are met and (ii) are based on adherence to procedures that satisfies the requirements of Section 504 federal regulations.

This notice is provided as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding the ADA and Section 504 may be forwarded to the designated ADA and Section 504 compliance coordinator:

Mark Barlass
Director of Student Services
Special Education Administrator 
3901E 32nd Street
Joplin,MO 64804
8:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.
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