504 Plan Meeting Request Letter
How does this letter sound that's going to the principal of my DS's elementary school? Do I need to add or delete anything?
January 5, 2006
Dear Mr. B,
This letter is regarding our son, Brandon, who is in 1st grade this year at X Elementary. As you are already well aware, Brandon has a severe allergy to peanuts and tree nuts as documented by the letter you received from his allergist, Dr. D. I am writing you to request a 504 plan meeting for Brandon as his severe food allergy makes him eligible for protection under Section 504 because the physiological condition/disorder of his food allergy affects the respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular and skin body systems. The physical impairment of his food allergy could substantially limit breathing during an anaphylactic reaction and the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights formally recognizes his allergy as a hidden disability.
I have also enclosed a copy of a sample 504 Plan that I found on peanutallergy.com to help use as a guide along with his allergy test results, a letter from his previous allergist, his pediatrician and some other information on food allergies.
I would like to set up a date and time for a meeting by January 31, 2006. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss this. Our home number is xxx-xxxx and email is xxxxxxxx.
cc Asst. Principal
[This message has been edited by bandbmom (edited January 02, 2006).]