Reviews and re-evaluations

Section 504 requires schools to do re-evaluations periodically, and before a significant change in placement. 

An annual review of the 504 Plan is not a legal requirement. However, because your child's teachers usually change each year and since they typically are the ones implementing the 504 plan, it's a good idea to ask for an annual review. Also, you as parents might want to talk about new things like a change in medication, extracurricular activities (such as sports or clubs), or because you have concerns about your child's progress.

Here's what you can do:

  • Keep in good communication with principals, 504 coordinators, teachers, and other team members.

  • Ask for a meeting anytime to review the 504 plan. Ask, "How will I know if my child is getting the accommodations? Is the plan being followed?" 

To prepare for meetings and evaluations:

  • Check for your copy of the 504 plan and other related documents and make sure you have all your information ready.

  • Review the student records.

  • Identify your child's needs and your questions.

  • Prepare your materials.

  • Bring in outside support, if needed.

 See the Evaluation section in the menu to learn more .