Notice of Non-Discrimination Statement
504 and IDEA
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Jefferson Joint School District #251 is prohibited from
discriminating against students on the basis of a disability. The District provides a free
and appropriate public education to each student within its jurisdiction regardless of the
nature or severity of the disability. The school district ensures that students who need or
are believed to need special education or related services will be identified, evaluated,
and provided with appropriate educational services.
Section 504 also stipulates that students with disabilities have the right to participate in
school sponsored extra curricular programs and activities to the maximum extent
appropriate to their needs.
Under Section 504 and IDEA, students with disabilities have the right to be placed in the
least restrictive educational environment. To the maximum extent appropriate for the
needs of the student, Jefferson Joint School District #251 will educate students with
disabilities within their regular school program.
Students with disabilities and their parents have a number of rights and protections.
Questions or requests for assistance or information about services for students with
diagnosed or suspected disabilities should be directed to the student’s school principal or
Don Bingham, District 504 Coordinator, at 745-6693, 201 Idaho Ave., Rigby Idaho,