• Chapter 15 /  Section 504 Agreement

    The Fort Cherry School District provides to each handicapped student related aids, services, or accommodations that are needed to provide an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the public school programs, including extracurricular activities. Services are provided without discrimination or cost to the student or family.

    To qualify for services under a Chapter 15/Section 504 Service Agreement, a student must be of school age and have a physical or mental disability or condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A major life activity is identified as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, concentrating, thinking, reading, communicating and working. The disability or condition must impact the student’s access to participate in the public school program.

    Through an evaluation process, if a student is identified as a protected handicapped student, a Chapter 15 Section 504 Service Agreement is developed to provide equal access and opportunity to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

    If you believe your child is in need of services, you may contact the Student Services Coordinator at your child's school:

    Fort Cherry Elementary Center

    Brianne Eiler
    724-796-1551 x2003

    Fort Cherry Junior/Senior High School

    Lauren Cieply
    724-796-1551 x2366

    For further information on the rights of parents and children, provision of services, screenings and evaluations, and procedural safeguards, please contact:
    Eric Lauver
    Director of Pupil Services
    724-796-1551 x2328