Students on 504 Plans During COVID-19
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is Congress’s directive to schools receiving any federal funding to eliminate discrimination based on disability from all aspects of school operation. Since St. Vrain Valley School District receives federal dollars, it is required to provide eligible disabled students with equal access to services, programs, and activities offered by the District. Section 504 is a civil rights statute and not a special education statute. Therefore, it is the responsibility of regular education staff and building administration to implement those practices and procedures necessary for a school to fulfill the requirements of this law. At each school, the responsibility for insuring Section 504 compliance rests with the building principal or principal’s designee, sometimes referred to as the building 504 coordinator. Please see the link that identifies the procedural safeguards for special education students and students on 504 plans: https://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/2011proceduralsafeguards. A hardcopy of the procedural safeguards will be provided upon request.
Our students who receive accommodations and support, via 504 Plans, will continue to do so through in-person instruction.
Our 504 coordinators and teachers will continue to monitor your child’s academic progress and if necessary avail themselves to review the reasonable accommodations highlighted in the 504 plan. Furthermore, our 504 coordinators will continue to collaborate with your child’s teachers to work together towards advancing their academic success.
Feel free to reach out to the building level administration or Johnny Terrell, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, at 303-702-7859 should you have additional questions.