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Section 504

Section 504 is a civil rights law that protects the rights of students with handicaps. Section 504 requires school staff to provide reasonable accommodations to students who have mental or physical impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activity (including learning). For students who are eligible under Section 504, school staff develops an accommodation plan that documents the reasonable accommodations provided to the handicapped student.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA gives parents and eligible students certain rights with respect to student’s education records.

FERPA Notification (English)

FERPA Notification (Spanish)

Arizona Department of Education Monitoring

The Arizona Department of Education found the Laveen Elementary School District to be fully compliant with all state and federal special education requirements as part of their year-long program monitoring review completed in 2014.

The Arizona Department of Education’s annual report card gave Laveen’s Student Services Department a 100% of all possible points earning our special education programs the top grade. This is the department’s sixth consecutive year to receive the top rating.