Siuslaw Special Education and Section 504

Special Education Programs (IDEA)

The Siuslaw Special Education Department strives to create inclusive, responsive  programs to address the needs of students with disabilities who are on Individual Education Plans, as outlined under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Special Education: Parents Rights Procedural Safeguards

Special Education Parent's Rights Procedural Safeguard booklet, English

Special Education Parent's Rights Procedural Safeguards booklet, Spanish

For a copy of the current Procedural Safeguards Notice Parent Rights booklet, all language versions are available on the ODE website at the following link:

Procedural Safeguards Notice Parent Rights for Special Education K-21

Special Education Topic Links:

Special Education Referral & Eligibility

Special Education: Child Find

Placement Process

Restraint and Seclusion Policy and Reporting

Link to access the Siuslaw SD handbook for procedural information:

Siuslaw SD 97J Special Education Guidebook version 2023

Section 504 ADA

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights statute, which provides that:

“No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States…shall solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance or activity conducted by any Executive agency or by the United States Postal Service.” 29USC704.

Section 504 Plan: Parents Rights Procedural Safeguards

For a copy of the current Procedural Safeguards Notice Parent Rights booklet, all language versions are available on the ODE website at the following link:

Section 504 Procedural Safeguards/Parent Rights Notice

Section 504 Handbook- ODE Handbook

Section 504 Compliance Manager: Special Programs Director Lisa Utz

On-Site Section 504 Coordinators:

  • Siuslaw Elementary School: Counselor Patrick Peters

  • Siuslaw Middle School: Counselors Parma Roe and Brandi Bailey

  • Siuslaw High School: Special Programs, Lisa Utz

For more information, please read about Section 504 on the Oregon Department of Education's website: Section 504

Links to great websites:

Universal Design for Learning: CAST

Council for Exceptional Children

FACT Oregon

The ARC of Lane County

Oregon Family Support Network