Section 504 Eligible Students
St. Mary Parish School Board follows implementation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (39 U.S.C. 794). Section 504 states, in part, that "no otherwise qualified disabled individual...shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance...."
Parents with concerns about children who are suspected of having a disability, which interferes with a major life activity, should contact the child's teacher or the SBLC facilitator in the child's school. For further information on Section 504, contact Bonnie Miller, Coordinator of Pupil Appraisal Services at (337) 828-1767. Section 504 disabilities may include, but are not limited to characteristics of dyslexia, ADHD, or health problems.