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SPECIAL EDUCATION

SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973

 

 

It is the policy of the Grant Parish School System to provide a free and appropriate public education to each "handicapped" student within its jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the handicap.

 

It is the intent of the Grant Parish School System to ensure that students who are handicapped within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services.  Students may be handicapped under this policy even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

 

The Grant Parish School Board will utilize the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) to conduct the referral and assessment activities and determine eligibility for Section 504.

 

PURPOSE

 

The School Building Level Committee (SBLC) is a day-to-day problem-solving group for teachers within a particular school building.  The function of the committee is to help teachers cope with children who are having learning and/or behavioral problems.  The goal of the SBLC is to obtain more efficient and effective delivery of special help to children.

 

The concept of the SBLC rests on these assumptions:

 

 

First, in many situations a regular classroom teacher can help a child with learning and behavior problems.

 

 

Second, there is considerable knowledge and talent among school staff.

 

 

Third, teachers and staff can resolve many more problems when working together than by working alone.

        

The major purposes of the SBLC are to:

 

1.

Facilitate communication among school staff concerning students having difficulties.

 

2.

Provide support to teachers who are trying to individualize instruction.

 

3.

Design educational interventions for students who are experiencing various kinds of difficulties in school.

 

4.

Serve as point of entry for determination of Section 504 handicaps and determination of program eligibility according to Bulletin 1903, the Louisiana Dyslexic Law.

 

5.

Act as a screening vehicle for referrals for Pupil Appraisal Services.

 

All School Building Level Committees will use the Parish Section 504 Guide for identifying, evaluating, and providing an appropriate education for eligible students.

 

DUE PROCESS

 

Due process rights of handicapped students and their parents under Section 504 will be enforced.

 

PARISH COORDINATOR

 

Sheila S. Jackson is the Grant Parish coordinator of Section 504 activities.  Contact Mrs. Jackson at the following address or phone number for additional information.

 

 

Sheila S. Jackson

 

Upper Elementary Supervisor/504 Coordinator

 

Grant Parish School Board

 

P.O. Box 208

 

Colfax, LA  71417

 

(318) 627-3274

    

 

Ref:    20 USC 1400 (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:1941, 17:1942, 17:1943, 17:1944, 17:1945, 17:1946, 17:1947

Board minutes, 11-2-95

 

Grant Parish School Board