USDE: Proposed Section 504 Rule Change Likely to Miss Revised Deadline (September 6, 2023)

Proposed US Department of Education (USDE) Section 504 rule updates aimed at addressing barriers for students with disabilities, fix outdated language, and align with civil rights laws will almost surely not make a revised October deadline.  To date, The USDE has yet to send its regulatory plans to the Office of Management and Budget, which can take up to 120 days to review them

The proposed rules are expected to bring clarity to how Section 504 accommodations for students with disabilities align with the civil rights protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).