Section 504

Section 504 is a federal law which protects the rights of persons with qualifying disabilities

504 requires that recipients of federal funds make their programs and activities accessible to all persons with disabilities that interfere with major life activities such as: caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working.

If there is reason to believe because of a qualifying disability your child needs accommodations, we will review your child's information and develop and implement an accommodation plan.

The type of information reviewed includes but is not limited to:

  • Grades
  • Teacher reports
  • Test scores
  • Medical and/or psychological evaluations
  • Parent information

The evaluation must be sufficient to accurately assess the nature and extent of the disability, its effect on major life activities and recommended services.

Only when the disability substantially limits the student in a major life activity are they considered eligible under Section 504 for accommodations.

Services During COVID-19

Your school's 504 coordinator will be available via email for any questions throughout the COVID-19 school closure. They have asked staff to be mindful of each students 504 plans, noting that many of these program supports are more relevant for in-person, real-time teaching. We will continue to support your family's 504 plans to the best extent possible.

Learn More About the District Response to COVID-19

Message to 504 Families about COVID-19

School 504 Coordinators

Each school has a coordinator for students who have 504 accommodations. You can contact the following people or speak to your child's classroom teacher or guidance counselor if you have questions.

School Name Phone
Clear Springs

Amy Horning



Anelise Peterson



Mike Savage



Andrea Hoffmann



Farrah Jennings


Scenic Heights

Sue Berge


MME Matt Lichty 952-401-5215
MMW Erin Brown


MHS Shelly Hughes 952-401-4033


Michelle Ferris
Executive Director of Student Support Services
District Section 504 Administrator

Submit questions and feedback online and receive a response within one business day through Let's Talk.

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