Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in any program receiving federal funds. Section 504 states that: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied, the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
The Plaquemines Parish School Board will not discriminate against qualified handicapped persons in any program, activity or employment practice. A handicapped person is defined as any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such impairment.
For questions regarding students with disabilities or Section 504 please contact the district’s Special Education Director or the district’s 504 Coordinator:
Special Education Director 504 Coordinator
Ms. Mary Ellen Hamner Dr. Laure Rousselle
1484 Woodland Hwy. 1484 Woodland Hwy.
Belle Chasse, LA 70037 Belle Chasse, LA 70037
(504) 595-6355 (504) 595-6400