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.

Targeted Technical Assistance: Short- and Long-Term Goals and Objectives: The Division of Compliance and Assistance is offering targeted technical assistance on the topic of writing measurable annual goals and short-term objectives. This training is geared toward special education providers and other special education staff that participate in the development and review of Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for students with disabilities. As one of the most frequently cited areas of noncompliance within special education due process records and special education complaint decisions, short- and long-term goals and objectives training will also address the impact measurable goals and objectives have on effective implementation of IEP and progress reporting to parents.

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, April 23, 2014

Section 504 Training

MDE Conference Room CC17/18

8:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.


Targeted Technical Assistance: Short- and Long-Term Goals and Objectives

MDE Conference Room CC17/18

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.


If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Marikay Canaga Litzau at 651-582-8459 or Contact Marikay to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event. Note: The Minnesota Department of Education requires a two-week advance notice in order to provide the requested accommodation and requires a 48-hour notice to cancel a requested accommodation.