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Welcome to the Section 504 Accommodations Webpage

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.

Section 504 states that "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...”

To be covered under Section 504, a student must be “qualified ” (which roughly equates to being between 3 and 22 years of age, depending on the program, as well as state and federal law, and must have a disability).

District 504 Coordinators

Section 504 is a federal statute which prohibits discrimination on the basis of a handicap in any program or activity that receives Federal Assistance.  According to the law, a person with a handicap is one who:

1. has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, learning and working.

2.  has a record of such impairment, or

3.  is regarded as having such an impairment.

The Lynn Public Schools recognizes its obligations under the law and has a policy and program in place to ensure that no individual is knowingly discriminated against in any of the programs, practices, and Policies of the School Department.

Specifically, the School District has certain responsibilities under the Act.  These responsibilities include the identification, evaluation, and the determination of whether or not a child is eligible to receive accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The District 504 Coordinator has the overall responsibility of coordinating the school system’s efforts to ensure full compliance.  If you have any questions regarding Section 504, please contact your child’s school principal or the District’s Compliance Officer, Maureen Horgan, 781-477-7220 ext. 3177.

Parents may also contact the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights at 617-289-0111; TDD 877-521-2172, with any questions.

Our current 504 District Coordinators contact list is below.

504 District Coordinators

District Contact Info

Updated | February 2017


District-Wide Coordinator



Maureen Horgan

100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA

(781) 477-7220 ext. 3177

School Coordinators


Telephone Number

Jennie Hennessey

Aborn Elementary

(781) 477-7320

Lisa Jamie

Brickett Elementary

(781) 477-7333

Crystal Phelan

Callahan Elementary

(781) 477-7340

Alyson Serwacki

Cobbet Elementary

(781) 477-7341

Colleen Seitz

Connery Elementary

(781) 477-7344

Pamela Laramie

Drewicz Elementary

(781) 477-7350

Linda Hannaford

Early Childhood Center

(781) 477-3302

Julie Dunagan

Ford Elementary

(781) 477-7375

Nicole Zarkades

Harrington Elementary

(781) 477-7380

Anna Merritt

Hood Elementary

(781) 477-7390

Irene Hall

Ingalls Elementary

(781) 477-7400

Colleen McElligott-Liporto

Lincoln-Thomson Elementary

(781) 477-7460

Lauren Powers

Lynn Wood Elementary

(781) 477-7433

Leslie Cole

Sewell Anderson Elementary

(781) 477-7444

Lisa Finnigan

Shoemaker Elementary

(781) 477-7450

Malenda Veiga

Sisson, Elementary

(781) 477-7455

Kathy Leach

Tracy Elementary

(781) 477-7466

Susannah Warden

Washington STEM Elementary

(781) 477-1414

Lauren Phelps

Breed Middle School

(781) 477-7330

Jacqueline Dixon

Thurgood Marshall Middle Sch.

(781) 477-7360

Luke Maus

Thurgood Marshall Middle Sch.

(781) 477-7360

Stephanie Rossi

Thurgood Marshall Middle Sch.

(781) 477-7360

Mathew Ridley

Pickering Middle School

(781) 477-7440

Farhat Rachid

Classical High School

(781) 477-7404

Domingo Castro

English High School

(781) 477-7366

Henry Santiago

English High School

(781) 477-7366

Heather Toomey

Lynn Vocational Technical Inst.

(781) 477-7420

Erica Campbell

Fecteau-Leary Jr/Sr High Sch.

(781) 268-3007

Updated | December 2017

Section 504 Accommodations | Documents

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  504 LPS Informational Notice | Updated February 2017
  Grievance Procedures For Parents, Guardians and Students
  Parents Notice of Procedural Safeguards
  Evaluation Standards and Procedures
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