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Section 504-Notice of Rights

Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act is a non-discrimination statute barring discrimination on the basis of disability. It is the district’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by the Act. The 1973 Rehabilitation Act requires the district to locate, evaluate, and determine if the student is a qualified individual requiring accommodation necessary to provide access to educational programs.

Parents are entitled to have the opportunity to review relevant educational records under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The requirements are described in the Board of Education Policy Manual that is available at the Central Administrative Office or on the district’s website: Parents disagreeing with the decisions reached by district personnel regarding necessary accommodations for access to the educational program may request a hearing before an impartial hearing officer by notifying the district’s ADA/Section 504 Coordinator. The parent/guardian is entitled to participate in the hearing and to be represented by counsel.

The district’s designated ADA/Section 504 Coordinator is Nancy Lehman, Director of Special Programs, 406 SW School St., Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 965-9600.