Health Care Plan vs. 504
I started my son in elementary school with a HCP. Now in 2nd grade and lack of follow through, I am pressing getting a 504 and just sent my certified letter yesterday. The Principal asked why I wanted a 504 and tried to sell me a bag of goods saying to my husband that a Health Care Plan will cover my peanut/nut allergic son with asthma, better than a 504, that the HCP gets thrown away once a 504 plan begins and no health care is followed and it only covers him in the classroom with his immediate class/desk needs. Hubby turned white, of course. I told the principal he was mistaken, that the 504 offered coverage wherever in school he goes. Principl said no and that if there were non-compliance then the teacher would get legally in trouble and not the school. I told him actually the school and the district has to make the staff comply so the district and school is liable. Am I the one confused or is he?? Someone please clear it up. Thanks so much.