Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (34 C.F.R. Part 104) is a federal civil rights statute that assures individuals will not be discriminated against their disability. All school districts that receive federal funding are responsible for the implementation of this law. This law protects a student with an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, whether the student receives special education services or not. 

    Examples of physical or mental impairments that may be covered under Section 504 include: epilepsy, AIDS, allergies, vision impairment, broken limbs, cancer, diabetes, asthma, temporary condition due to accidents or illness, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, depression, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Examples of major life activities that can be affected by the student's disability include: learning, thinking, concentrating, reading, speaking, walking, breathing, sleeping, caring for oneself, as well as major bodily functions, including brain function, immune system function, or digestive functions. This is not an exhaustive list.

    Section 504 Manual PDF

    Notice of Procedural Safeguards PDF

    504 Student Referral PDF

    Frequently Asked Questions


    If you have any questions, please contact the Section 504 representative at the school your child attends:

    • Lincoln Center Elementary 
      Deanna Edlefsen
      (651) 457-9407  
      dedlefsen@sspps.org

    • Lincoln Center Elementary 
      Heather Gysbers 
      (651) 457-9426
      hgysbers@sspps.org  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    • Kaposia Education Center 
      Dan Riley
      (651) 451-9260
      driley@sspps.org 

    • Kaposia Education Center
      Travis Truhler
      (651) 306-6312
      ttruhler@sspps.org

    • South St. Paul Secondary: Grade 6-8 (A - L)
      Shiloh Johnson
      (651) 306-3688
      sjohnson@sspps.org 

    • South St. Paul Secondary: Grade 6-8 (M-Z)
      Kelsey MacQueen 
      (651) 306-3693
      kmacqueen@sspps.org  

    • South St. Paul Secondary: Grade 9-10
      James Fischer
      (651) 306-3654
      jdfischer@sspps.org @sspps.org