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 Sara Lein, Director of Special Education at 651-403-7019 or



Elementary Schools - Contact building principal or counselor (below):

Garlough Jodi DeVolder  (651) 403-8160
Mendota Melissa Patterson  (651) 403-8021
Moreland Steph Casmer (651) 403-7860
Pilot Knob Libby Leining  (651) 403-7960
Somerset Jessalin Karsnia (651) 403-8215

Secondary Schools - Contact counselor:

Friendly Hills Melissa Morey (651) 403-7706     
Kristin Quinn (651) 403-7672            
Heritage Perry Tinjum (651) 403-7525
Shannon Moore (651) 403-7529
Henry Sibley Beth Gjerde (A-Da) (651) 403-7203
Jessica Grochowski (De-G) (651) 403-7181
Leah Erchul (H-Ma) (651) 403-7245 Margaret Citta (Mc-R) (651) 403-7202
James Winkoski (S-Z) (651) 403-7204