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School Discipline of Minnesota Students with Disabilities - Parent Information

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My Child Is on a Section 504 Plan

The manifestation team determined that my child's behavior was:

NOT a manifestation of his or her disability.


  1. The behavior involved drug* or alcohol possession (not use), weapons* or serious bodily injury*.

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  2. Note: If the behavior involved the use of drugs or alcohol or the behavior involved possession and the school can establish that your child is currently using drugs or alcohol, the protections of Section 504 do not apply and your child may be disciplined the same as a student without a disability.

    Note: The district must provide alternative educational services to the extent a suspension or expulsion exceeds five consecutive school days. 1

  3. The behavior did not involve drugs or alcohol, weapons or serious bodily injury.

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