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Re: 504 eligible but not qualified for a program?
Posted by Scott on 12/22/2014, 7:15 pm, in reply to "504 eligible but not qualified for a program?"
I think you may have misunderstood the district's use of the term "eligible". While a diagnosis of dyslexia may represent an eligible condition under general section 504 guidelines, the student is only truly eligible for a 504 plan if the eligible condition also causes a substantial "need" (i.e. substantially limiting access to education). For almost all school districts the threshold of need is determined by grades and standardized test scores. In general, if a student is maintaining an average GPA and average range test scores, he/she would not be demonstrating a need and therefore not entitled to a 504 plan.
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