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.

  • Americans with Disabilities ActSome 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 Forms

  • Request for 504 plan finalization/terminzation

    504 Finalization & Termination Form

    Submit a Request for Finalization for: 

    • New 504 Plans
    • Annual 504 Plan Review
    • 504 Termination

    SS&H will review the 504 docs tab in Synergy SE to ensure required docs are uploaded with signatures where applicable and will Finalize 504 plans. Once finalized, the 504 flag will be activated in the nightly Synergy update. All documents attached on the 504 Docs tab in Synergy SE will be copied over to Docuware nightly.


    Other 504 requests and temporary medical conditionTemporary Medical Plan and Home Instruction Submission Form

    Submit this form for: 

        • Temporary Medical Plan
        • 504 Transportation Request
        • 504 Home Instruction Referral
        • 504/IEP After School Supervision Request

    SS&H will review the attached documentation and contact you for next steps.


          Transportation Request Form for 504 Students and for Emergency/Safety 

             Submit this form for: 

              • 504 Transportation Request
              • Emergency Transportation Request for Students due to Safety




    Abbreviated Day Paperwork Submission Form

    Submit this form with: 

              • Abbreviated Day Paperwork (1st and 2nd Meeting)





504 Contacts

  • Questions regarding 504 planning and eligibility

  • 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