Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.

A 504 Plan can help students with disabilities learn and participate in the general education curriculum. A 504 plan outlines how a child’s specific needs are met with accommodations in the school setting. Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program, as required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and implementing provisions of the School Code, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the child (I) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.

A 504 plan is developed by a team of people who are familiar with the student and who understand the evaluation data and special services options. Each building has designated 504 Coordinators who will meet annually with teachers, the student (when appropriate), and parents to evaluate and develop the 504 plan.

504 Coordinators


Sandra Litteken, Assistant Principal

Trevor ReedDean of Students

Contact: 618-566-2152


Kellen Kettwich, Assistant Principal

Ty Smith, School Social Worker

Contact: 618-746-4738


Randy Blakely, Principal

Karen Kemp, School Social Worker

Contact: 618-746-4802


Karen Mulvihill, Assistant Principal

Abby Crossley, School Social Worker

Contact: 618-566-2305


Amy Wysocki, Assistant Principal

MHS School Counselors

Contact: 618-566-8523