504 Coordinator

Vivek Datla

504 Coordinator

Vivek Datla


What is the purpose of Section 504?

Section 504 is a Federal law to ensure equal access and opportunity for student with disabilities/impairments equal access and educational opportunity for all students, which is mainly accomplished by providing appropriate classroom accommodations to eligible students.​

This law is meant to “level the playing field”.


What Section 504 Does NOT Support

Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, education must be equitable. AISD considers students for 504 evaluations based on the student's impairments/disabilities and current needs in the classroom.


Accommodations will not be granted because of a desire for additional time for college testing. Section 504 is intended to provide equity and access and NOT student advantage.


How is a 504 Plan assessed and created?

The campus 504 committee will review data from multiple sources including grades, benchmark assessments, teacher feedback, student and parent input, and will make decisions on what supports/accommodations the student needs to ensure equal access in the classroom.


Requesting Test Accommodations

  • It is the parents and student's responsibility to request College Board and ACT test accommodations by the deadlines provided by the institutions (College Board or ACT).

  • You must have a current 504 plan at Anderson High to request accommodations on college entrance exams.

  • Requests must be made at least 8 weeks prior to the scheduled test date.

College Board (PSAT, AP, and SAT)


  1.  Register to test. Create an account or sign in. Online registration will ask you for your high school code (440294) and your accessibility needs. This needs to be done at least 4 weeks prior to testing date.

  2. You'll receive an email that must be sent to your school official along with a completed Consent to Release Information to ACT (PDF) form. Complete the form and return it to Vivek Datla

  3. After all of these steps are completed, our school official will submit your request, with documentation, to ACT.


Austin ISD Section 504 Department


4000 S. IH 35 Frontage Rd

5th Floor

Austin, TX 78704

Phone: (512) 414-6645

Website: www.austinisd.org/504-services