Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is Congress’ directive to schools receiving any federal funding to eliminate discrimination based on disability from all aspects of school operation.  Since the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School district receives federal dollars, it is required to provide eligible disabled students with equal access to services, programs, and activities offered by the District.  Section 504 is a civil rights statute and not an education statute.  Therefore, it is the responsibility of regular education staff and building administration to implement those practices and procedures necessary for a school to fulfill the requirements of this law.  It is also important to understand that schools receive no additional funding to implement Section 504 accommodations.  At Dallas Center-Grimes, it is the responsibility of the district Section 504 Coordinator and Compliance Officer to ensure that all students have access to services, programs, and activities.  Provisions of the District Section 504 Plan are implemented by the building principal and the principal’s designee.

Section 504 contacts:

District Office:  Roxanne Cumings – Director of Student Services – District 504 Coordinator (515) 992-3866

Dallas Center Elementary:  Mallory DeLacy – Guidance Counselor (515) 992-3838

Heritage:  Courtney Anderson – Counselor (515) 300-9627

North Ridge:  Adam Jones + Brandon Fitch – Counselors (515) 986-5674

South Prairie:  Logan Wilson + Brandon Fitch – Counselors (515) 986-4057

Middle School:  Megan Roff + Emma Olejniczak –  Counselors (515) 992-4343

Oak View:  Emily Waugh – Counselor (515) 986-0105

High School:  Danie Clancy + Lisa Rinehart + Ben Twigg – Counselors (515) 986-9747


DCG 504 Handbook

504 Parent Guide