§504 - Plano Senior High School

Aramy Balderas (A-K) & Valerie Frazier (L-Z)

Welcome Letter

Dear Plano Senior Parent/Guardian:

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are the Section 504 (§504) coordinators at Plano Senior. We look forward to working with you and your child(ren) this school year to make it a positive and rewarding experience here at PSHS.

The purpose of §504 is to allow the learner an equal opportunity to succeed. Our role is to monitor and implement a student's 504 plan, and support students, parents and teachers to ensure the plan is effective.

Our mission here at PSHS is cultivating exceptional learners, capable of succeeding in a rapidly changing world. To further that goal, please encourage your child to use what is available to them in their §504. Also, please encourage your child to communicate with their teachers about what best helps them succeed, including if they have questions or concerns about their §504 plan in the classroom. Finally, please know that we are here to support you with anything you need regarding your child's §504 plan.

Meeting Information

Should a §504 meeting need to be held for any reason, data will be collected that includes teacher feedback, grades, standardized testing, medical evaluations, as well as parent & student input. The §504 Committee will then meet to review that data as part of developing the most appropriate plan. A §504 Committee typically includes the student, parent, counselor, principal, and §504 coordinator. Reasons for a meeting could include the need for a 3-year re-evaluation or if there are significant changes in your child's needs or placement in school.

If you believe a review is necessary for your child's current §504 plan, please don't hesitate in contacting us.

Note: meetings may be held virtually or in-person.

College Board & ACT Accommodations

We highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the College Board and ACT websites as they are the best source for updated information.

Note: PSAT, SAT, & AP tests are all handled by College Board

Students with identified learning differences may be eligible to receive accommodations. Eligibility is determined by the individual testing services based on information submitted by the school. Once you have reviewed the information about accommodations for “students with disabilities,” please contact us via email if you would like to move forward with requesting accommodations.

Accommodations for College Classes , including Dual Credit

Your child’s PISD §504 plan is not automatically implemented in college courses. Please visit the specific college disability services page to review their process for requesting accommodations. If you need help with providing the institution with supporting documentation, please contact us.