Section 504

If you have questions, please contact:
Rachel Johnston
651-403-7017 |

For grievances, please contact:
Sara Lein
Director of Special Education 651-403-7019 |

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).

Building Contacts

Elementary Schools
Contact building principal or counselor:

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 or Kristin Quinn | 651-403-7672            

Heritage: Perry Tinjum | 651-403-7525 or 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