Student Intervention Services
The Student Intervention Services Department serves to ensure academic and behavioral success for all students.
Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met. To be protected under Section 504, a student must have or be regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A section 504 plan works to mitigate the disability and even the playing field in order to provide a free and appropriate education. Temple ISD strives to meet the needs of all students in our District with or without a disability. Through Child Find, students will be referred for a §504 evaluation as needed. The §504 committee is responsible for disaggregating a variety of data points and determining placement. For any questions related to your student’s Section 504 plan, a referral for Section 504 or general information about Section 504 please contact your student's School Counselor, Director of 504 and Counseling, or Coordinator of 504.
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 Amanda Necessary at (254) 215-6942.
Response to Intervention
In an effort to meet the needs of struggling students as early as possible, and to reduce over-identification and misidentification of students in both Section 504 and special education, the district uses an early intervention process referred to as RTI (Response to Intervention). This campus-based process is designed to assist students struggling for any number of reasons (family issues, lack of motivation, poverty, etc.) and in any number of ways (academically, socially, behaviorally) by providing differentiated instruction appropriate to the student’s needs, as well as additional regular education programs, services and opportunities that may vary from campus to campus. Data from these efforts is shared with the parent and will become part of any Section 504 or special education evaluation. These efforts are available to all students, including students with disabilities. When school staff has reason to suspect that a student receiving regular education interventions may also have a physical or mental impairment, the school should consider a referral to Section 504, particularly if the student is not improving with interventions. Staff can examine whether there are reasonable grounds to suspect disability as part of assessing a student’s response to interventions.
Director of 504 and Counseling
Coordinator of 504 &
THS 504 Campus Coordinator
401 Santa Fe Way
Temple, Texas 76501