14.3.4 Initial Decision
As part of the principal's investigation, the principal, with the assistance of the STEP Team and the assistant superintendent, shall make a determination whether the student has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. This determination shall be based upon all information available, including but not limited to medical reports and records, educational records, findings of a public school, and any other documentation pertaining to the student's disability. If the student does not have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, then the student does not meet the minor adjustment criteria under Section 504 and may not be entitled to the relief the parents/guardians seek. Regardless of whether the student has a disability recognized by Section 504, the principal should use the
Nondiscrimination/Minor Adjustment Evaluation (STEP Appendix Form F) to evaluate the parent/guardian complaint to determine whether the relief requested by the parents/guardians can be provided in keeping with the school's mission to serve children with varied learning needs.