Section 504 Services

  • Students who do not qualify for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act may qualify for services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the child 1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, 2) has a record of physical or mental impairment, or 3) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.

    All children with disabilities have the right to a free and appropriate public education. If you have concerns about your child and believe that they have a disability that may require Section 504 Plan accommodations or special education services, please contact your child’s school administrator to begin the referral process.

    Parents/guardians who are deaf or do not typically communicate using spoken English are entitled to the services of an interpreter when participating in a Section 504 meeting.

    If your child is between the ages of 3 and 5, please call the John G. Conyers Learning Academy at 847-963-3400 to request an appointment for a screening. Additional information regarding preschool programming and services may be attained through the Department of Student Services at 847-963-3146.  

    ➤ Inquiries regarding Section 504 may be directed to: Tom Edgar, Ph.D., Section 504 Coordinator/Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, 580 N. 1st Bank Drive, Palatine, IL 60067, 847-963-3106.