Section 504

Section 504 is a federal anti-discrimination law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (29 USC §794,701 et seq.). Recipients of this federal financial assistance include public school districts, institutions of higher education, and other state and local education agencies. It requires a school district to provide a “free and appropriate education,” (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability who is in the recipient’s jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the student’s disability (34 C.F.R. § 104.33(a). Under Section 504, FAPE provides regular or special education and related aids and services that are designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities as adequately as the needs of individuals without disabilities are met. 34 C.F.R. § 104.33(b)(1)(i).

If you have questions, please contact Rachel Johnston at 651-403-7017 or

For grievances, please contact Marcy Doud, Assistant Superintendent at 651-403-7004 or



504 Contacts for Elementary Schools are the building principals (unless indicated otherwise), listed below.

Garlough Sue Powell (651) 403-8101
Mendota Steve Goldade (651) 403-8001
Moreland Mark Quinn (651) 403-7801
Pilot Knob Tom Benson (651) 403-7901
Somerset Libby Huettl  (651) 403-8201

504 Contacts for Secondary Schools are the school’s Guidance Counselors, listed below.

Friendly Hills Lora Messer Nilles (651) 403-7672                       
Heritage Perry Tinjum (651) 403-7525
Henry Sibley Beth Gjerde (A-C) (651) 403-7203
Ann Henry (D-G) (651) 403-7192
Leah Erchul (H-Ma) (651) 403-7245 Margaret Citta (Mc-Rok) (651) 403-7202
James Winkoski (Rol-Z) (651) 403-7204