Learn about Section 504

Pulaski County Special School District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students according to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification and evaluation for Section 504 services, please contact the Building Level 504 Coordinator.

District Section 504 Coordinator Nickey Nichols at 501-234-2092 or by e-mail at nnichols@pcssd.org.

Baker ElementaryDennis DeWitt501-228- 3250
Bates ElementaryNikki Stolzer501-897- 2171
Cato ElementaryShyrel Lee501-833- 1160
Chenal ElementaryKaren Townsend501-821- 7450
College Station ElementaryElizabeth Fagan501-490- 5750
Crystal Hill Elementary

Cynthia Moore (K-2)
Masako Christian (3-5)

501-791- 8000
Fuller MiddleDequonce Marbury501-490- 5730
Harris ElementaryLeAnn Meyers
Elizabeth Blake
501-955- 3550
Joe T. Robinson ElementaryTalasia Smith501-868- 2420
Joe T. Robinson HighBrady Bratcher501-868- 2400
Joe T. Robinson MiddleBobbi Banks501-868- 2410
Landmark ElementarySherry Henderson501-888- 8790
Lawson ElementaryKyle Merriott501-821- 7000
Maumelle HighTimothy Hopson501-851- 5350
Maumelle Middle

Kelly Devun
Damian Patterson

501-851- 8990
Oak Grove ElementaryPhertonsia Boston501-851- 5370
Pine Forest ElementaryMary Carpenter501-851- 5380
Sherwood ElementaryJosie Brazil
Ann Michelle Nicholas
501-833- 1150
Sylvan Hills ElementaryStephanie Donald501-833- 1140
Sylvan Hills Freshman CampusLeslie Ireland501-833-1170
Sylvan Hills High

Grover Garrison
Charlotte Wallace

501-833- 1100
Sylvan Hills Middle

Brandon Moore – 8th
Britney Hickman – 6th
Teresa Thomas – 7 th

501-833- 1120
Wilbur D. Mills U.S. HighJohn Bagby501-490- 5700
William Jefferson Clinton ElementaryAnn Guilbert501-833- 1200

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

No qualified handicapped (disabled) person shall, on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits, of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives or benefits from Federal financial assistance.” (34 C.F.R. Part 104.4)

The Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability. The nondiscrimination requirements of the law apply to employers and organizations that receive financial assistance from any Federal department or agency, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). These organizations and employers include many hospitals, nursing homes, mental health centers and human service programs.

 Section 504 defines a person with a disability as anyone who:

  • has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working;
  • has a record of such impairment or
  • is regarded as having such an impairment.

Section 504 is designed to provide equal access in general education to students with disabilities, thereby leveling the playing field for them through what is known as a Section 504 Accommodation Plan. The Accommodation Plan is not a plan designed to enhance a student’s performance. It is a plan to provide fairness and equal access to education for students who have a disability.