Wayzata Public Schools

Section 504

Students who have a diagnosed medical condition identified to be a disability may be eligible for certain protections under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is an anti-discrimination statute that is designed to provide equal access to education programs, services, and activities for students with a physical or mental health disability.

When a student has a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity the district is required to level the playing field for the student to prevent discrimination and provide access like typical peers. A student with a mental and/or physical impairment that is progressing in school without modifications and/ or accommodations would be eligible for the non-discrimination protections under Section 504, but would not have a written 504 plan.

504 chart

District Section 504 Contact

Ginny Nyhus
Director of Student Support Services

School Section 504 Contacts

Each school has a Section 504 coordinator. You can contact the following people if you have questions.  Please contact your health office if your child has a medical condition that may require a health plan.