Student 504 Plans

Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is a federal civil rights law that is designed to eliminate disability discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal funds. Section 504 plans are available to school-age children who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.

For more information, please contact the school counselor in your student's building to inquire about your student and the 504 Program.

Grades K-4:

Katharine Pfeiffer
Counselor
360-221-4600

Grades 5-8:

Janet Hunter
Counselor
60-221-5100

Grades 9-12:

Carla McDowell
Counselor
Leigha Patton
Counselor
360-221-4300

Grades 7-12 South Whidbey Academy:

Charlie Davies
Coordinator
360-221-5300

South Whidbey School District 504 Coordinator:

Dr. Jeff Fankhauser
Director of Special Education, Federal Programs & Assessment
360-221-6808, ext. 4608
jfankhauser@sw.wednet.edu

The following link will provide you with our 504 Family Information:

SWSD - 504 Information

Student Section 504 Rights

OSPI - Section 504 and Students with Disabilities Website:

OSPI - Section 504

Frequently Asked Questions about 504 Plans:

OSPI - 504 FAQs

Section 504 Process Flow Chart:

  • Refer the Student
    • Complete Student Support Team Referral form (Parent or Counselor).
  • Decide Whether to Evaluate the Student (504 Team)
    • Does the 504 Team know or suspect that, because of a disability, the student needs special education or related aids or services to participate in or benefit from school?
    • Provide parent or guardian Notice of Action/Consent and Notice of Rights form.
    • Obtain consent for initial evaluation.
  • Evaluate the Student (504 Team)
    • Evaluate the specific areas of the student's educational needs.
  • Determine the Student's Eligibility (504 Team)
    • Review evaluation results and determine eligibility.
    • Complete the Eligibility Determination form.
    • Provide parent or guardian Notice of Action/Consent and Notice of Rights form.
  • Develop a Section 504 plan for the Student (504 Team)
    • Develop a Section 504 Plan
    • Assign a case manager to monitor implementation and student progress.
    • Provide parent or guardian Notice of Action/Consent and Notice of Rights form and copy of Section 504 Plan
    • Obtain consent for initial placement.
  • Annually Review the Student's Section 504 Plan (504 Team)
    • Review and revise the student's Section 504 Plan.
    • Provide parent or guardian Notice of Action/Consent and Notice of Rights form.
  • Periodically Re-Evaluate the Student (504 Team)
    • At least every three years.
    • Before any significant change in placement.
    • Provide parent or guardian Notice of Action/Consent and Notice
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