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Special Education Services

Special Education Services

The Academic Success Coordinator at Pius X High School works in collaboration with Lincoln Public Schools if a Pius X student is recommended for evaluation to receive special education services through LPS.  All LPS services that are provided are through pull-out sessions with designated Lincoln Public School special education teachers and support personnel on the Pius X campus.


What are some differences between IDEA (IEP) and Section 504 Plans?



Section 504

Special Education (IEP)


A Civil Rights Act that gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to fully participate with their peers to the greatest extent possible.

An Education Act, that provides a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to children who qualify under one or more of the 14 broad categories


General Education

Special Education


Provides no additional funding

Provides additional federal funding to states and school districts


All persons with disabilities

Ages 3-21


Section 504 Coordinator

Special Education Director

Service Plan

Accommodation Plan

Individualized Education Program


Any disability, if eligible

14 qualifying categories


Should be involved in all team meetings

Must be involved in all team meetings

Procedural Safeguards

Notice of consent of parents is required

Parent consent and notice required for initial evaluation, placement, and reevaluation

Evaluation and Eligibility

An evaluation is necessary before it can be determined if a child is eligible under Section 504.  Documentation can be gathered from a variety of sources instead of completing a formal school evaluation.

Evaluation draws on information from a variety sources in the area of concern.  A group decision (including parents) is made with persons knowledgeable about the student, evaluation data and placement options. Written parental consent is not required to evaluate, however prior notice must be provided.



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