504 violations

Posted on: Mon, 09/25/2006 - 2:27am
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Who do I report 504 violations to when it's the school director (principal) violating the 504??

I took ds to school today and brought several more packs of wipes in. The teacher told me she talked to the school director about getting more wipes and the director told her "Why can't we just use the buckets of water??" (communal handwashing buckets!!). The 504 states specifically that everyone who enters the K classroom will wash their hands with WIPES.

Oh yeah, that's not being done very religiously either.

HELP!

ps.. I've been providing all the wipes. I figure if that's what I have to do.. that's what I have to do. But violating the 504 is NOT an option for the school, kwim?

Posted on: Mon, 09/25/2006 - 2:46am
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You might consider writing to the Director directly to clarify what actually happened. I mean, what the teacher said is [i]probably[/i] accurate, but you never know. Include in your letter the exact wording from your child's 504 that applies, and ask him if this is being implemented.
FWIW, I think it might be a mistake to supply the wipes because it keeps them from 'owning' the accommodation. KWIM? If this is a necessary accommodation, they should be accountable to figure out how to implement it and be responsible for it. It's possible that by not supplying the wipes indicates they don't 'understand' [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] that this is a [i]necessary [/i]accommodation.

Posted on: Mon, 09/25/2006 - 3:04am
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The teacher told me she asked the director if there was a fund to pay for the wipes. That's when the director told her no and that she thinks they should use the communal hand washing buckets for the other kids instead of the wipes. The teacher said the director told her she doesn't see the problem in doing that as long as my ds isn't using the buckets.
I've been providing the wipes because if I don't there wouldn't be any, grr!
I'm going to call the 504 coodinator later today. I know for a fact the kids and adults aren't washing (using wipes or otherwise) their hands upon entry into the classroom as it states on the 504.

Posted on: Mon, 09/25/2006 - 2:46am
Gail W's picture
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Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

You might consider writing to the Director directly to clarify what actually happened. I mean, what the teacher said is [i]probably[/i] accurate, but you never know. Include in your letter the exact wording from your child's 504 that applies, and ask him if this is being implemented.
FWIW, I think it might be a mistake to supply the wipes because it keeps them from 'owning' the accommodation. KWIM? If this is a necessary accommodation, they should be accountable to figure out how to implement it and be responsible for it. It's possible that by not supplying the wipes indicates they don't 'understand' [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] that this is a [i]necessary [/i]accommodation.

Posted on: Mon, 09/25/2006 - 3:04am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

The teacher told me she asked the director if there was a fund to pay for the wipes. That's when the director told her no and that she thinks they should use the communal hand washing buckets for the other kids instead of the wipes. The teacher said the director told her she doesn't see the problem in doing that as long as my ds isn't using the buckets.
I've been providing the wipes because if I don't there wouldn't be any, grr!
I'm going to call the 504 coodinator later today. I know for a fact the kids and adults aren't washing (using wipes or otherwise) their hands upon entry into the classroom as it states on the 504.

Posted on: Thu, 10/11/2007 - 9:32pm
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Hi mom of L&C,
Your 504 states that 'No one will offer child food'? And they are still offering your child food?? If so, then yes that is a major violation. If you do not have that written into the 504, you probably ought to (worded however you like, no food that parents haven't okayed, etc.) Violations can really only occur if there is a specific accomodation within the 504 that the school is not implementing.
As far as the peanuts being served at lunch, does your 504 state that the school will not serve peanut products at lunch? So many schools are going to peanut free menus, its amazing. If your school doesn't have such a policy and you want to fight for one, set up a meeting with the school and come prepared with oodles of peanut free lunch school policies from across the land, preferably schools in your own area. And even a letter from your child's allergist would be helpful.
Good luck

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