504 and IEP Information
SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT
Section 504 Education Policy Statement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
It is the policy of the South Carolina Public Charter School District to provide a free and appropriate public education to each student with a disability within its jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, assessed, and provided with appropriate educational services. Under this policy, a student with a disability is one who (a) has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities, (b) has a record of such impairment, or (c) is regarded as having such an impairment. Students may be disabled under Section 504 even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Due process rights of students with disabilities and their parents under Section 504 will be enforced.
MAC Section 504 Coordinator: Nancy N. Nance
ANNUAL NOTICE OF CHILD FIND
Upon request, Midlands Arts Conservatory (MAC) is required to evaluate the child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the school receives a referral, the school will appoint an Evaluation Planning team to determine if the child is suspected of having a disability and if the child may need special education services. The school locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents\guardians in schools within the school district. This Child Find obligation is also fulfilled by each school’s posting of this information in a public location (website, school newsletter, school email letter) at least annually.