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Section 504

Section 504 – Rehabilitation Act of 1973


What is Section 504?

Section 504 is a federal civil rights law which protects the rights of persons with qualifying disabilities. It requires that recipients of federal funds make their programs and activities accessible to all persons with disabilities that interfere with major life activities such as: caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working.
If there is reason to believe that, because of a qualifying disability, a student needs accommodations, the school district will review the student’s information and develop and implement an accommodation plan.

The type of information reviewed includes but is not limited to:
Teacher reports
Test scores
Medical and/or psychological evaluations
Parent information

Only when the disability substantially limits the student in a major life activity are they considered eligible under Section 504 for accommodations.

School Contacts

Each school building has a coordinator for students who have a need under 504. If you have concerns about your child’s education or access to education because of a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, or have questions about Section 504, you can contact the following people:

West Elementary School

Jessica Bouta

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Teacher, CounselorWest ElementaryWork Phone: 320-234-2646
Park Elementary School

Jill Bridge

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Teacher, CounselorPark ElementaryWork Phone: 320-587-2837 x 1007

Valerie Huepenbecker

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Teacher, CounselorPark ElementaryWork Phone: 320-587-2837 x 1006
Hutchinson Middle School

Keri Buker

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Teacher, CounselorMiddle SchoolWork Phone: 320-234-2633
Hutchinson High School

David Ellefson

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Teacher, CounselorHigh SchoolWork Phone: 320-234-2696Website: Mr. Ellefson’s Website

Counseling students last name starting with A – Hi.

Kris Hoffman

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Teacher, CounselorHigh SchoolWork Phone: 320-234-2695

Counseling students last name starting with N – Z.

Chanda Kropp

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Teacher, Counselor & SpanishHigh SchoolWork Phone: 320-234-2711

Counseling students last name starting with Ho – M.

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