U.S. Department of Education Clarifies Students with Disabilities Right to Access School Sports


On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

(“OCR”) issued a Dear Colleague Letter. It reiterated the existing legal obligation of school districts under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) -- students with disabilities must have an equal opportunity to participate in extracurricular school sports.

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