Compliance and Assistance

Compliance and Assistance – Professional Development Opportunities

Section 504

This is an overview of important aspects of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, including Section 504 eligibility, evaluation, placement, 504 plans, and procedural safeguards. The presentation will cover important school district obligations and responsibilities, frequently asked questions, important case law, and how the ADA Amendments Act affects Section 504. It will also cover Section 504 resources available from the Office for Civil Rights and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) as well as MDE’s on-site Civil Rights Compliance Reviews.

Restrictive Procedures

Restrictive Procedures Overview for Individual Districts. This is an overview of Minnesota’s restrictive procedures statutes pertaining to children with disabilities, including requirements that must be met before using restrictive procedures and the standards for use. This presentation is intended to assist individual districts that have questions about new statutory changes and requires the individual district requesting the training to actively participate in the presentation process along with, and with assistance from, MDE.

To request the Restrictive Procedures Overview for Individual Districts, please contact Sara Winter directly at 651-582-8237, sara.winter@state.mn.us.

Restrictive Procedures Reduction Panel. This is a discussion panel on the legal and practical aspects of reducing the use of restrictive procedures and eliminating the use of prone restraints. This panel includes the Department of Education, Department of Human Services, school districts, parent advocacy groups, and community partners.

We invite special education directors, section 504 coordinators, superintendents, IEP managers, special education teachers, and other interested school district and charter school staff to register for one or both of the following training dates. Please consider sending at least one direct service provider to the trainings. Select the name of the training event to register.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Section 504 Training

Northwest Service Cooperative

114 First St West

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact: Bev Thompson, NCEC Coordinator

218-681-0900 Ext. 110

bthompson@nw-service.k12.mn.us

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Restrictive Procedures Reduction Panel

Minnesota Department of Education

1500 Hwy 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113

MDE Conference Room CC16

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (registration at 9:30)
Contact: Sara Winter, 651-582-8237, sara.winter@state.mn.us

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Section 504 Training

Lakes Country Service Cooperative

1001 E. Mount Faith

Fergus Falls, MN 56537

8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8:15)

Contact: Cami Uhrich 218-737-6545, cuhrich@lcsc.org

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Section 504 Training

Region 10 Low Incidents Projects

Ramada Hotel and Conference Center

1517 16th St SW

Rochester, MN 55902

8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8:30)

Contact: Christian Wernau, 507-775-2037, cwernau@zumbroed.org

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Section 504 Training

Minnesota Department of Education

1500 Hwy 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113

MDE Conference Room CC16

8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8:30)
Contact: Carolyn Ellstra, 651-582-8366, carolyn.ellstra@state.mn.us

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Section 504 Training

Minnesota Department of Education

1500 Hwy 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113

MDE Conference Room CC15

8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8:30)
Contact: Carolyn Ellstra, 651-582-8366, carolyn.ellstra@state.mn.us

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Section 504 Training

Hutchinson, MN

Details to be determined