Section 504

Last Updated: 7/21/2020 6:10 PM

(Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibit discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. A person with disability is defined as anyone who has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, sleeping, standing, lifting, reading, concentration, thinking, communicating, helping, eating, bending, or operation of a bodily function.

Dickson staff will provide specified accommodations and services to eligible individuals with disabilities. The District acknowledges its responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding individuals with disabilities. No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program or practice in the District.

English Language Learners

Dickson staff is committed to implementing English literacy instructional frameworks that prepare EL students to become independent readers and writers in English. Teachers are charged with providing English Learners (ELs), immigrant students and their families with a meaningful and rigorous experience that will prepare them for the next level. 

*Parents of Potential English Learners (ELs) MUST complete the Home Language Survey (HLS) found in the school enrollment package, and then WIDA scores MUST be submitted to the school.

*We have a strong commitment through Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) to families sharing in their child's education by translating relevant communications in other languages.