I'd been sending emails back & forth w/ the superintendent and he said he was setting up a meeting with the 504 plan coordinator for our district so my son can safely begin school in the fall. I just got off the ph. w/ the principal and she's fighting it to death, NOT setting up that meeting, and is super resistant, wanting to try other avenues 1st.
Curious as to her motives, is it money related? Too much paperwork? Hassle? Or just not wanting the legally binding contract to keep my son safe?
Answer by ldmrmom at 7:10 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by hibbingmom at 12:36 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by ldmrmom at 12:47 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by ldmrmom at 12:51 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
504 plans are to ensure kids have accommodations so they can learn. They aren't so parents can insist on where their kids eat lunch. I remember your old post and I agree with the principal. The only way for your child to be 100% safe is sit with a small group of kids in an isolated area away from the food the cafeteria serves and what other kids bring from home.
Even if you get the 504, it doesn't mean you get to dictate what's in it. A committeeincluding you and school employees will decide what's on it. 504 plans for allergies are pretty much unheard of.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Unheard of may have been the wrong term. But that is not what they are intended for and they make up a very small portion of 504 plans.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by ldmrmom at 7:22 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by ldmrmom at 7:28 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
I know you're not picking on me :) I can see where you're coming from. But in previous a post from this mom made it clear she expects to dictate to the school how they should handle the allergyeven though they've told her they can't do what she wants safely. Sometimes parents think the purpose of a 504 plan is force schools to do what they want. The purpose is to protect the child and make sure they are able to learn, not to appease parents.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Apr. 27, 2010