Section 504

What is 504?

This type of plan falls under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This is the part of the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against public school students with disabilities. That includes students with learning and attention issues who meet certain criteria.

Much like an IEP, a 504 plan can help students with learning and attention issues learn and participate in the general education curriculum. A 504 plan outlines how a child’s specific needs are met with accommodations, modifications, and other services. These measures “remove barriers” to learning.

Keep in mind that a student with a 504 plan usually spends the entire school day in a general education classroom. And typically, children who need modifications would have an IEP, not a 504 plan.

§504 Child Find Notice

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact Karla Johnson (870) 247-4054.

Aviso bajo la Sección 504 (Child find)

De conformidad con la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito tiene el deber de identificar, referir, evaluar y si es elegible, proporcionar una educación pública gratuita y apropiada a los estudiantes con discapacidad. Para obtener información adicional acerca de los derechos de los padres de los niños elegibles, o para obtener respuestas a cualquier pregunta que pueda tener acerca de la identificación, evaluación y colocación en los programas de la Sección 504, por favor póngase en contacto Karla Johnson (870) 247-4054.

Make Up of 504 Teams

  • Team consist of at least three (3) school educators.
  • This includes the 504 Building Designee and the student’s regular education teacher.
  • Could include other teachers, school counselor, school nurse, principal, assistant principal, etc.
  • Although parents are not required to be a part of the school’s 504 Team, at White Hall Schools, we welcome and encourage our parents to be involved and a part of our 504 teams.

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