Mediapolis Community Schools Section 504

504 Handbook

Grievance Procedure

Parent/Student Rights

Purpose

  • 504 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  It is a federal civil rights law protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities.

  • 504 says programs that get federal money cannot discriminate against people with a disability in employment practice, program accessibility, education, and health, welfare, and social services.

Target Group

504 states- an individual with a disability is anyone who:

  • Has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working; or

  • Has a record of such an impairment; or

  • Is regarded as having such impairment.

Eligibility

A student may be 504 eligible IF:

  • S/he is returning from a medical, rehabilitation or psychiatric facility (except for short-term medical problems).

  • S/he has been identified by a doctor, psychologist, or licensed counselor as having a medical, emotional, behavior or physical problem.

  • S/he has been identified by a doctor, psychologist, or licensed counselor as having a medical, emotional, behavior or physical problem.

  • S/he is on medication at school.

  • S/he needs specialized medical procedures or equipment at school.

  • S/he is struggling academically.

  • S/he has a disability but is dismissed from needing special education services.  The student may be eligible for 504 services, but it is not automatic.

  • S/he is evaluated for IDEA and has an identified disability, but does not qualify for special education.  If a student has a disability that is not in need of special education, the student may qualify for 504.

  • S/he is diagnosed as an addict but is not currently using drugs or alcohol (e.g., has been in a drug rehabilitation program and is no longer using drugs).  A person who is currently using illegal drugs or alcohol cannot get 504 services

District 504 Coordinator

Elementary 504 Contact           

Raegan Schulte

725 N. Northfield Street

PO Box 358

Mediapolis, IA  52637

Email: schulter@mepoedu.org

Phone: (319) 394-3101 Ext. 1410

Elementary Principal

Dave Van Ness

725 N. Northfield Street

PO Box 358

Mediapolis, IA  52637

Email: vannessd@mepoedu.org

Phone: (319) 394-3101 Ext. 1411

Middle School / High School 504 Contact   

Jamie Henning

725 N. Northfield Street

PO Box 358

Mediapolis, IA  52637

Email: henningj@mepoedu.org

Phone: (319) 394-3101 Ext. 1218

Middle School / High School Principal   

Roger Thornburg

725 N. Northfield Street

PO Box 358

Mediapolis, IA  52637

Email: thornburgr@mepoedu.org

Phone: (319) 394-3101 Ext. 1126

District Superintendent

Greg Ray

725 N. Northfield Street

PO Box 358

Mediapolis, IA  52637

Email: rayg@mepoedu.org

Phone: (319) 394-3101 Ext. 1451