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504 Staff Responsibility Memo

Section 504 Staff Responsibilities

Section 504 Coordinator:

  • Coordinate district efforts to comply with Section 504 regulations including training of administrative staff
  • Assures publication of Child Find Notice and distributes copy for posting at all district sites
  • Reviews 504 Evaluation Summary if proposed accommodations require resources beyond the school level
  • Receives and reviews a copy of all Section 504 Plans
  • Accepts and reviews Section 504 complaints, organizes and conducts investigations, and attempts to resolve any concerns/complaints
  • Organizes district response to any complaint filed with the Office of Civil Rights

Principal:

  • Coordinates school efforts to comply with Section 504 regulations, including training of school staff
  • Assures posting of Child Find Notice annually
  • Oversight over Guidance and Building staff to ensure that all Section 504 requirements are met
  • Reviews all Section 504 Plans annually
  • Ensures that 504 Plans are shared with all staff

Guidance Counselor:

  • Establishes school 504 Teams and serves as chairperson of Teams
  • Guides 504 referral, evaluation and service delivery process
  • Consults with District 504 Coordinator as needed
  • Forwards a copy of each 504 Plan to District 504 Coordinator
  • Maintains a master list of those students with 504 Plans, including name, grade, major life activity area impacted, annual review date, and projected reevaluation date
  • Accepts and reviews school 504 complaints, organizes and conducts investigations, and attempts to resolve any complaints/concerns
  • Ensures that Summary of Performance Upon Completion of School is completed upon student graduation or aging out

Building Staff:

  • Attend Section 504 training at the school level
  • Initiate the Teachers Assisting Students in the Classroom (TASC) process as needed
  • Serve as a 504 Team member when appropriate as determined by the 504 Team chairperson
  • Implement accommodations of 504 Plan(s)
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