EWSD 504

  • Click here for the Vermont Agency of Education Manual on Section 504.

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. It applies to any entity that receives federal funding including public schools. The Americans with Disabilities Act, enacted in 1991, provides the same obligations on public elementary and secondary schools as Section 504, but without the limitation of applying only to recipients of federal funds.

    Contacts for questions on Section 504 are as follows:

    • EWSD Oversight: Erin Maguire and Dylan McNamara, Co- Executive Directors of Student Support Services 
    • Summit Street Elementary School: Suzanne Gruendling, Principal
    • Hiawatha Elementary School: Katherine Griekyn, Principal
    • Essex Elementary School: Peter Farrell, Principal
    • Founders Memorial School: Wendy Cobb, Principal
    • Thomas Fleming Elementary School, Dan Ryan, Principal
    • Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School: Jennifer Wood, Principal
    • Essex Middle School: Kevin Briggs, Principal
    • Essex High School: Sorel Chaput, 504 Coordinator
    • Center for Technology Essex, Robert Travers, Principal