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.

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

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What is Section 504?

Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities in public academic settings. Section 504 services are not part of special education services. Section 504 ensures that individuals with a disability have equal opportunity to a free and appropriate public education.

Who is eligible?

A student who has a documented physical, mental or behavioral impairment that substantially limits his/her functioning at school may be considered disabled under Section 504.

Does Section 504 provide accommodations for the ACT or SAT?

No. If a student's 504 Plan lists testing accommodations, the parents/guardians can request that a school release information to the testing program that governs the ACT and/or SAT/AP exams. That organization will determine whether accommodation for college entrance/credit exams will be allowed.