Role of Parents
Parents are their child’s most important teachers, their advocates, and partners with the school to provide an excellent education for their child. If a parent believes his / her child has a disability or is having problems in school, parents are always encouraged to contact the child’s teacher to discuss these concerns. Building a strong parent / school relationship begins with effective communication. Parents play a key role by providing important information to schools about their child’s needs, particularly for students with disabilities. At each 504 Team meeting, a copy of Parent’s Rights in relation to Section 504 will be distributed.
If a parent has a question or concern about the implementation of his/her child’s 504 Plan, he/she is encouraged to work closely with the child’s case manager (school counselor) and teacher. The building principal is also a recommended point of contact. Complaints may be filed with the District’s Coordinator for Section 504. Formal complaints may be filed with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).