• Section 504

Section 504

Section 504 is a federal, civil rights law that is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.  

Section 504

This law (and other applicable federal law) defines a person with a disability as: 

  1. Having a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity. 

  1. Having a record of such an impairment, or 

  1. Is regarded as having such an impairment. 


Section 504 covers eligible students, employees and other individuals with disabilities for reasonable accommodations for major life activities that are substantially limited by the disability.  

A free appropriate public education (FAPE) is provided to the student as documented on the student’s Individualized Accommodation Plan (IAP). Parents/guardians are very important components of the progress. 

If you have any questions about your child’s IAP or think they may qualify for an IAP, please contact your child’s school 504 Coordinator. If you have any further questions you may contact the District 504/SBLC Coordinator, Sandy J. Irchirl at 318-352-8389. All correspondence may be mailed to 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, La. 71457