To provide students with a safe and accessible environment and programs so they can engage iN LEARNING FIRST.
504/Equity/OCR Compliance Officer
- About Us
- 504 vs. IEP
- Resources and Information
- Diabetic Education
- Legal Guidelines
- Equal Access in Competitive and Extracurricular Programs
Our VISION is to see students supported for their disabilities, but not defined by them. We would like them to receive equal access to all programs and environments and to not be discriminated against because of their disability. We aim for them to receive appropriate accommodations to learn and grow academically, socially, behaviorally, and physically, without over-accommodating and developing learned helplessness. We want them to prepare for college, career, and independent living to the greatest extent possible. This requires balance and planning. We are committed to assessing each student individually to determine their needs in order to match them with available supports.
- District 504 Coordinator: Midori Clough
- District 504 Nurse: Margo Hill
- District 504 Head TA: Heidi West
- District 504 Secretary: Jennifer Dennis
As the 504 Program Nurse, Margo's duties are to:
- Assess and oversee the development of medical support for students needing adult assistance in Davis Schools.
- Provide parent support and training regarding health care provisions at school as needed; Provide support for paraprofessionals working in the school setting with students with medical/health care needs.
- Attend 504 planning meetings as needed.
- Assist with district-wide paraprofessional medical training and assist in development of training module.
- Assist with 504 Building Coordinator training as needed.
- Provide school team/staff trainings for individual student medical concerns as needed.
- Provide school district training as needed.
- Provide Health Care Plan development and implementation when listed as an accommodation on a 504 plan.
- Evaluate/assess school needs and advise/determine allocation of resources for adult assistance.
- Provide support with data collection and analysis.
- Collaborate with state and local organizations regarding health care support for students with disabilities.
Heidi supports 504 para-professionals and is the coordinator of the Diabetic Education Program for students who need adult assistance and training with care at school for diabetes. Heidi collaborates, trains, and provides support to the 504 team, school nurses, parents, teachers, and administrators in serving the needs of students with disabilities who have adult para-professionals with them.
District Policy and Resources
Davis School District Policy Manual - Includes links for the District's Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint procedures and Section 504 Student Accommodations policy.
Parent and Student Rights under Section 504 - Davis District's rights and procedural safeguards for students with disabilities who are being served under Section 504.
Federal Policy and Resources
Parent and Educators Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools (Dec. 2016). This document from the Office for Civil Rights provides a great organized reminder about federal policy and resources.
Protecting Students with Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities (March 2009, updated March 2011) - This document from the Office of Civil Rights addresses many questions about policy and procedures surrounding services and protections for students with disabilities.
Dear Colleague Letter, January 2012 - Cover letter and FAQ Document providing additional guidance from the Office of Civil Rights about the ADAAA and its impact on students with disabilities attending public elementary and secondary schools
Retaliation - Dear Colleague Letter, April 24, 2013 - Letter from OCR reminding that retaliation towards those who make a complaint is prohibited.