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Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); sex (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990); or disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) in educational programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Pursuant to this, the following information is provided for use by Georgia public school systems, parents, students, and other interested parties.


Public Notice & Additional Contacts

Employees, students and the general public are hereby notified that the Georgia Department of Education does not discriminate in any educational programs or activities on in employment policies or practices.

Inquiries concerning the application of the Perkins Act, Title VI, Title IX or Section 504 and ADA to the policies and practices of the Department may be addressed to the Georgia Department of Education, Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334, (404) 656-2800; to the Regional Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303; or to the Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20201.

Federal Equity Laws & Regulations

SECTION 504 (Prohibits discrimination based on disability.)


  • Part 1 (Cover Page & Table of Contents)
  • Part 2 (Introduction, The Purpose and Intent of Section 504, The Purpose and Intent of ADA, Coverage, Communicable Diseases and Conditions the Pose a Threat to Others, Implementing Section 504 and ADA, Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities as Defined Under Section 504, Evaluating and Placing Students with Disabilities as Defined Under Section 504, Self-Evaluation of Section 504/ADA Compliance)
  • Part 3 (Appendix I)
  • Part 4 (Appendix II & Bibliography)

ADA (Prohibits discrimination based on disability)

TITLE VI (Prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin.)

TITLE IX (Prohibits discrimination based on gender.)

State Equity Laws