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Section 504

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District provides services for students who have disabilities that impact major life activities.  A student who qualifies will receive services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Through accommodations to the learning environment, outlined in a 504 Service Agreement, students with handicapping conditions are able to access general education. 

Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.  Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States... shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . ."  The determination as to whether a student qualifies for accommodations under Section 504 is made on a case by case basis, based on the individual student and his/her needs.

For questions regarding 504 plans, please contact the appropriate, elementary or secondary, 504 Coordinator.  

As a protected handicapped student, your child has certain rights that are described in the Procedural Safeguards.

Parents Rights in Brief


From U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights:

Parent & Educator Resource Guide to Section 504
in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools



Maurine Dukes

Titles: School Psychologist, Charles F. Patton Middle School 504 Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
School: 610-347-2000 ext. 3841

Sabrina Ellwood

Titles: School Psychologist, Unionville High School 504 Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
School: 610-347-0970 ext. 3337

Jessica Meers

Titles: School Psychologist, Elementary 504 Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
School: 610-347-1700 ext. 3537