About Educational Equity

Wasatch County School Distirct (WCSD) is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitive, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. 

In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, WCSD seeks to develop and nuture diversity. WCSD believes that diversity among its many employees and students strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange o ideas, and enriches school life. 

WCSD views, evaluates, and treats all persons in any WCSD related activity or circumstance in which they may be involved, solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. 

WCSD prohibits discrimination against any member of the WCSD community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or disability. WCSD will conduct its programs, services, and activities consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Please feel free to visit the excellent Parent & Student Toolkit resource provided by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and the Utah Educational Network (UEN), found under “Resources” on this page. 

Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination based on disability. For many years, school districts perceived its main obligation as ensuring physical access to public buildings (e.g., ramps were installed, restroom stalls were enlarged, curbs were cut, elevators were added to multilevel buildings). With passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Congress required that schools districts make their programs and activities accessible and usable to all individuals with disabilities.
 
Within the last several years, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has become active in assisting school districts in further defining “access.” The definition of access means more than physical access; a student may require special accommodation, such as modified assignments in order to benefit from his/her education.
 

WCSD prohibits discrimination against any member of the WCSD community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or disability. WCSD will conduct its programs, services, and activities consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

School-Based Contacts Regarding Section 504 Plans for Students

  • Heber Valley Elementary School: Piper Riddle, Principal
  • Old Mill Elementary School: Wes Mangum, School Counselor
  • J.R. Smith Elementary School: Molly Brown, Intervention Coordinator
  • Midway Elementary School: Brian Thorne, Principal
  • Daniels Canyon Elementary School: DeAnna Lloyd, Principal
  • Rocky Mountain Middle School: Camille Rhees, School Counselor
  • Timpanogos Middle School: Dave McNaughtan, School Principal
  • Wasatch High School: Colleen Cummings, School Counselor
Wasatch County School District 504 Compliance Coordinator
Ben Springer, (435)-654-0280, ext. 4124 
 
Feel free to contact Dr. Springer with any questions/concerns regarding Section 504 plans in Wasatch County School District