504/Dyslexia

Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination for reasons related to their disabilities. The Section 504 regulations require a school district, receiving Federal financial assistance, to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible students. The FAPE must meet the students individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students.

 To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, or (2) have a record of such an impairment, or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment. The Center provides technical assistance to support districts in addressing 504 issues.

§504 Child Find Notice

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students.  For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator Brandi Feldhousen at 830-334-8001 Ext. 1134 or by mail at 318 Berry Ranch Road, Pearsall, TX 78061.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. It is a  result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.
Dyslexia may affect individuals throughout their lives.  Its impact can change at different stages in a person’s life. It is referred to as a learning disability because dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in the typical instructional environment, and in its more severe forms, will qualify a student for special education, special accommodations, or extra support services.

504/Dyslexia Contact Information

Campus Contacts

Ted Flores Elementary: Gilbert Cantu, Assistant Principal
Intermediate:  Kevin Adams
Pearsall Jr. High: Kent Knebel
Pearsall High School: Murali Ovveti

District Contact

Brandi Feldhousen M.Ed., CALT, LDT
Federal/Special Programs Coordinator
Pearsall ISD

(830)334-8001 ext. 1134
Brandi.Feldhousen@pearsallisd.org

Dyslexia Teachers

Ted Flores Elementary & Intermediate: Rebecca Raymond
Junior High & High School: Norma Govea