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Section 504

Section 504

of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

While Special Education (IDEA) is an entitlement program (that is, a program that provides services to a student based on that student meeting certain eligibility criteria), section 504 is an anti-discrimination law.

 

Definitions

 

Section 504 uses the term “handicapped person” to define those who are protected by this law. It covers many more individuals
than the IDEA. A handicapped person is:

 

 

Any person who (i) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of such an impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having such an impairment.

 

Physical or mental impairment means (A) any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological; musculoskeletal; special sense organs: respiratory,
including speech and lymphatic; skin; and endocrine; or (B) any mental or psychological disorder such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.

 

Major life activities means functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.”

 

Some students not covered by the IDEA may be protected by Section 504.

 

Adapted from: Special Education and the Law, A Legal Guide for Families and Educators--What Parents and Educators Should Know About the Laws and Court Decisions That Affect the Education of Students with Disabilities in Washington State (2/98) reprinted October 2002.

 

DISTRICT 504 OFFICER

 


Lucas Jaeger

 

jaegerl@wvsd208.org
Phone: 509 972 5562
Fax: 509 965 2127

 

 

1000 South 72nd Ave
Yakima, WA 98908

 

 

BUILDING CONTACTS

 


West Valley High School

 

Dawn Hester, 2018 Counselor, 509 972-5919 hesterd@wvsd208.org
Cory Kingsbury, 2019 Counselor, 509 972-5914 kingsburyc@wvsd208.org
Heather Clark, 2020 Counselor, 509 972-5921 clarkh@wvsd208.org

 

Freshman Campus

 

Tina McKeel, 2021 Counselor, 509 972 5624 mckeelt@wvsd208.org

 

 

West Valley Junior High School

 

Deon Bartel, 2023 Counselor, 509 972-5819 barteld@wvsd208.org

 

Bernie Snow, 2022 Counselor, 509 972-5820 snowb@wvsd208.org

 

 

West Valley Middle School

 

Michael Yates, School Counselor, 509 972 5720 yatesm@wvsd208.org

 

 

Ahtanum Elementary School

 

Brian Hays, School Psychologist/Counselor, 509 972-5500 haysb@wvsd208.org

 


Apple Valley Elementary School

 

Meghan Alderson, School Psychologist/Counselor, 509 972-5510 aldersonm@wvsd208.org

 

 

Cottonwood Elementary School

 

Jeanne Lancaster, School Psychologist/Counselor, 509 972-5520 lancasterj@wvsd208.org

 

 

Mountainview Elementary School

 

Sonya Sanchez, School Counselor, 509 972-5530 sanchezs@wvsd208.org

 

 

Summitview Elementary School

 

Sonya Sanchez, School Counselor, 509 972-5540 sanchezs@wvsd208.org

 

 

Wide Hollow Elementary School

 

Janice Hatcher, School Psychologist/Counselor, 509 972-5560 hatcherj@wvsd208.org