Section 504

  • No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States…shall solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance . . . . " 29 USC Sec. 704.

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. Section 504 applies to recipients of federal funds, including public schools. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) extends the protections of Section 504 without regard to federal funding. The ADA also applies to public schools.

    The Section 504 regulations require school districts to provide a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities. A 504 planning team decides what supports a student with disabilities needs to "level the playing field" so the student can access educational opportunities.

  • Some students with disabilities qualify for special education services and supports under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Section 504 is not the same as Special Education under the IDEA.

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For Additional Support, Contact:

Katie Loewen
504 District Support/Middle School COSA
Marquita Guzman
Program Administrator

504 Document Submission Portal

  • 504 Document Submission Portal

    Please submit the Section 504 Plan or Temporary Medical Condition Plan document to The Student Success & Health Department via the portal.

    Uploading 504 Documentation to CUM/Docuware

    Please use a Student Record Coversheet when submitting all 504 documents to a student CUM file/Docuware. Student Record Coversheets and accompanying documents should be given to the building staff member responsible for uploading documents into Docuware.

    Student Record Coversheet (PDF)


    Click here for a quick reference sheet to assist in ensuring you submit the correct forms to the portal and to the student's CUM file.

504 Contacts

  • Questions regarding 504 planning and eligibility

  • Updating Synergy (add or remove 504 flag)

  • Refer a parent who has questions about special education

  • Section 504 Student Compliance Issues

  • ADA/504 Facilities Issues

  • Human Resources - Employee accommodations

  • ADA/504 Nutrition Issues

  • 504 Coordinators and Case Managers by School