Section 504

The Moose Lake School Board recognizes a responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices. As a result, the Board of Education has adopted Policy 521 on Student Disability Nondiscrimination. The purpose of this policy is to protect disabled students from discrimination on the basis of disability and to identify and evaluate learners who, within the intent of Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act of 1973, need special services, accommodations, or programs in order that such learners may receive a free appropriate public education.
By policy, all academic/vocational programs or school activities will be offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. Any person who believes he or she has been a victim of unlawful discrimination by a teacher, administrator, or other school personnel should report the alleged acts immediately.

Section 504/ADA Contact
Pam Litsey, Guidance Counselor
Moose Lake Community School
4812 County Road 10, Moose Lake, MN 55767
218-485-4435, Ext. 1702

Alternate Contact
Jillian Smith, Guidance Counselor
Moose Lake Community School
4812 County Road 10, Moose Lake, MN 55767
218-485-4435, Ext. 1135

If there is a disagreement between an individual and the school district in the interpretation of Section 504, the district has established the following grievance procedures to resolve the dispute.

Step 1. Any grievance must first be submitted in writing to the District 504 Coordinator. A Grievance Form is available for download.

Step 2. In the event that the grievance is not resolved in Step 1, the individual has the right to request a hearing with an impartial hearing officer. The district shall determine the hearing officer and set up the date for the hearing within 20 days after receiving a written appeal for a hearing from the individual submitting the grievance.

Step 3. In the event the grievance is not resolved in Step 2, the individual may submit an appeal to the School Board in writing within 10 days of the receipt of the Hearing Officer’s decision. Within ten days of the receipt of the appeal, the School Board will set a mutually agreed upon date for a hearing. The hearing date shall be no more than thirty days after receipt of the appeal unless otherwise mutually agreed. Within five days after the hearing, the School Board shall insure its decision in writing to the parties involved.

Step 4. Individuals may file a complaint to the Regional Office of Civil Rights (OCR) if they choose to appeal the decision of the School Board.

Contact: Pam Litsey


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