Help for 504?
So I just spoke with my DD school about her allergies for the second time. A few weeks ago I spoke with the RN, who gave me their policies on peanut allergies, and I'll list some of them later. Overall I'm happy with what he gave me, but I'm still not too sure about the separate lunch table since no one else can sit there unless they have PA also. He pretty much indicated she would be separated from her class, and possibly by herself. :(
Anyway, this time I had other questions, some of which were answered fairly well. At the end of the conversation I mentioned "MDs I've communicated with have indicated that she would qualify for a 504" and left it at that. Then I got the whole 504s are for educational needs only, and we take it very seriously and do everything we can, and we have others with PA also. Here's my problem: I can't get in to see the allergist for 2 weeks - I don't know his position for sure, and I haven't spoken with my ped yet because I'm not sure he would go for supporting the 504. What do I do if they won't support me? Who from the school should I go to now to get more information/persist in my quest? The time I spent last night reading the VERY long 504 post, and links to documents supporting food allergies and qualifications for 504, convinced me I should persue this. Does anyone know if anything is different if the school is a charter school?
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