PCSSD - Learn about Section 504

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.

Download the Section 504 Manual

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

Baker ElementaryDennis DeWitt501-228- 3250
Bates ElementaryRachel Stevens501-897- 2171
Cato ElementaryShyrel Lee501-833- 1160
Chenal ElementaryStaisey Hodge501-821- 7450
College Station ElementaryMary  Carpenter
Tammy Helmick
501-490- 5750
Crystal Hill Elementary

Liz Blake (K-3)
Masako Christian (4-5)

501-791- 8000
Harris ElementaryLeAnn Myers501-955- 3550
Joe T. Robinson ElementaryPam McCurry
Karen McDonald
501-868- 2420
Joe T. Robinson HighBrady Bratcher501-868- 2400
Joe T. Robinson MiddleBobbie Banks501-868- 2410
Landmark ElementarySherry Henderson501-888- 8790
Lawson ElementaryApril Belcher501-821- 7000
Maumelle HighTimothy Hopson
Laconya Isaacs
501-851- 5350
Maumelle Middle

Ryan Burgess
Damian Patterson

501-851- 8990
Mills MiddleJacqueline Griffin
Marlon Dorhon
501-490- 5730
Oakbrooke ElementaryRachel Dukes501-833-1190
Oak Grove ElementaryChristine Lee501-851- 5370
Pine Forest ElementaryKari Townsend501-851- 5380
Sherwood ElementaryAnn Michelle Nicholas501-833- 1150
Sylvan Hills ElementaryStephanie Donald501-833- 1140
Sylvan Hills Freshman CampusLeslie Ireland501-833-1170
Sylvan Hills High

Melissa Duncan
Quynci Williams

501-833- 1100
Sylvan Hills Middle

Teresa Thomas

501-833- 1120
Wilbur D. Mills U.S. HighJohn Bagby501-490- 5700
William Jefferson Clinton ElementaryAnn Guilbert
Cynthia Moore
501-833- 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.