The terms “504” and “Section 504” refer to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which protects people with disabilities against discrimination. 

CSI serves as the AU responsible for ensuring charter school compliance with applicable 504 laws, including oversight of schools providing all supports as outlined in students’ 504 plans. Each school is required to have a Section 504 Coordinator, who is the building Principal or designee.

Resources (see below for trainings and templates) 


Brian Printz, Ph.D.
Special Education Coordinator


Foundational Section 504 Trainings

  • Section 504 Module I: Introduction to Section 504 [slides] [recording]
  • Section 504 Module II: Preparing for, and Conducting, 504 Meetings [slides] [recording]
  • Section 504 Module III: Procedural Safeguards including OCR, building level/CSI level appeal [slides] [recording]
  • Section 504 Module IV: Eligibility Differences: 504 Plans, IHPs and IEPs [slides] [recording]
  • Section 504 Module V: CSI Reviews of 504 Plans and Programs [slides] [recording]
  • Section 504 Module VI: Manifestation Determination Reviews [slides] [recording]
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