504/Office of Civil Rights
No pupil shall be discriminated against because of age, color, disability, parental status, marital status, race, national origin, religion, sex or veteran status. Parents who have a temporary or permanent disability may request the District to provide appropriate accommodations necessary for them to participate in essential instructional activities of their students. Students who are at least eighteen (18) years of age may submit their own requests.
It is the policy of the School District to provide a free appropriate public education to each qualified student with a disability within its jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services. Students may be disabled under this policy even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This is under district policy 342.4.
Under Section 504, due process rights of qualified students with disabilities and their parents are guaranteed in the Shawano School District. Lori Smits, pupil service director is the District Coordinator of Section 504 for all schools in the Shawano School District. She may be contacted at 1050 South Union Street, Shawano, WI 54166 or by phone 715-526-2192 ext. 8322. School counselors are the school 504 Team chairpersons, and may be contacted at their respective buildings.