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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, Charlie Gallo, (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 | October 2020  
District-Wide Coordinator Administration  
Charlie Gallo 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA (781) 477-7220 ext. 3177
School Coordinators School Telephone Number
Jennie Hennessey Aborn Elementary (781) 477-7320
Joanna Raye Brickett Elementary (781) 477-7333
Rebecca Walsh Callahan Elementary (781) 477-7340
Geoff King Cobbet Elementary (781) 477-7341
Colleen Seitz Connery Elementary (781) 477-7344
Pamela Laramie Drewicz Elementary (781) 477-7350
Julie Dunagan Ford Elementary (781) 477-7375
Elaine White Harrington Elementary (781) 477-7380
Anna Merritt Hood Elementary (781) 477-7390
Kathy Leach Ingalls Elementary (781) 477-7400
Colleen McElligott-Liporto Lincoln-Thomson Elementary (781) 477-7460
Lauren Powers Lynn Woods Elementary (781) 477-7433
Nicole O'Leary Sewell Anderson Elementary (781) 477-7444
Lisa Finnigan Shoemaker Elementary (781) 477-7450
Malenda Veiga Sisson, Elementary (781) 477-7455
Eric Serino Tracy Elementary (781) 477-7466
Jennifer Williams Washington STEM Elementary (339) 883-1414
Lauren Phelps Breed Middle School (781) 477-7330
Luke Maus
Ashley Chalifour
Thurgood Marshall Middle Sch. (781) 477-7360
Gina Scully Pickering Middle School (781) 477-7440
Kathleen White Classical High School (781) 477-7404
Elizabeth Jesus D’Amico
English High School (781) 477-7366
Jeremy McKeen Lynn Vocational Technical Inst. (781) 477-7420
Erica Campbell Fecteau-Leary Jr/Sr High Sch. (781) 268-3007

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