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Chapter 15/504

Services for Protected Handicapped Students (Chapter 15)

In compliance with state and federal law, HTSD will provide to each protected handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student, or family, those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student's abilities. In order to qualify as a protected handicapped student, the child must be of school-age with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program.

These services for "protected handicapped students" are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled or seeking enrollment in special education programs. Parents may request evaluation for services under Chapter 15 by contacting the building principal.

For further information, please contact Dr. Smith.

Dr. Sharon Smith
Director of Special Education