A child has any disability, which can include many learning or attention issues.
The disability must interfere with the child’s ability to learn in a general education classroom. Section 504 has a broader definition of a disability than IDEA. That’s why a child who doesn’t qualify for an IEP might still be able to get a 504 plan.
Name of the person responsible for ensuring the plan is implemented
When the school wants to change a child’s services or placement, it has to tell parents in writing before the change. This is called prior written notice. Notice is also required for any IEP meetings and evaluations.
Parents also have “stay put” rights to keep services in place while there’s a dispute.
The school must notify parents about evaluation or a “significant change” in placement. Notice doesn’t have to be in writing, but most schools do so anyway.
A parent must consent in writing for the school to evaluate a child. Parents must also consent in writing before the school can provide services in an IEP.
A parent’s consent is required for the school district to evaluate a child.
How Often It’s Reviewed and Revised
The IEP team must review the IEP at least once a year.
The student must be reevaluated every three years to determine whether services are still needed.
The rules vary by state. Generally, a 504 plan is reviewed each year and a reevaluation is done every three years or when needed.