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PRE 3 | Before, During, and After a Global Health Crisis: Preventing Under and Over-Identification of Section 504 Students

  • Session Number: PRE 3
Monday, April 12, 2021: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Rebecca Bailey
Thompson & Horton LLP
Lorin Furlow
Director of Special Services
Brazosport Independent School District


The legal boundary for eligibility under Section 504 is unclear and much broader than that under the IDEA. Any confusion over eligibility can have significant repercussions for both students and school districts. Given current events, districts also must consider how a pandemic may impact eligibility determinations. Through case scenarios and hypotheticals, attorney Rebecca Bailey and special education director Lorin Furlow will divulge vital guidance to help your district make sound decisions regarding Section 504. They'll disclose common pitfalls, poor practices, considerations for health issues during the time of COVID-19, and what to avoid in the evaluation and identification of students under Section 504. Not only will you leave knowing how to conduct a legally defensible Section 504 evaluation, but you'll have a notebook full of practical examples of district-level processes and tools -- all immediately implementable resources!

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