Team Composition


The 504 team should be a multi-disciplinary team, composed of persons knowledgeable about the student, the impairment(s) presented, any evaluation data, and the possible accommodations/placement/resources.  There is no one established 504 team for all students.

Consider the following for the 504 team:  

1) If the student has a medical condition, the school nurse and/or other staff with specialized knowledge of the student’s medical condition must be present to provide information about that medical condition.

2) If the student has a psychological condition, the school psychologist, social worker, or counselor, or other staff with specialized knowledge of that psychological condition must participate.

3) An administrator, or someone with the authority to commit district resources, to discuss district policies which may need to be excepted or modified, as needed, to accommodate the student’s disability if determined, must be present.

4)  Parents/guardians are important members of the team and must always be invited.   Attempts should be made to convene the meeting at a mutually agreeable date and time, as parental participation is important in the Section 504 referral and eligibility process. 

5) Consider including the student as a member of the 504 team.  This is dependent on the student’s age, maturity level, and sensitivity to the discussions that will occur at the 504 meeting, as well as input from the parents.

6) Teachers with knowledge of the student  are important members of the 504 team and provide important input, both as to the student’s performance in class, when discussing possible eligibility, as well as assisting with the development of a 504 plan.

Parents have the right to bring with them to a 504 meeting representatives of their choice, including outside providers.