A library of school district policy/handbooks

Posted on: Sun, 07/15/2007 - 9:32am
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I figured that since more and more school districts are producing actual 'handbooks' or guidelines for dealing with food anaphylaxis, this might be useful.

At least to let you know who's being naughty and nice. KWIM? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

In the 'nice' column right away?

Wilmette district 39 in IL:
[url="http://www.wilmette39.org/specialservices/D39allergyguide.pdf"]http://www.wilmette39.org/specialservices/D39allergyguide.pdf[/url]

Posted on: Sun, 07/15/2007 - 10:46am
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and here's CT.... which on the face of it seems pretty good, but there are some glaring loopholes here w/r to use of 504 They are using many of the features of good 504 accommodations under the aegis of "IHCP." (Which, for anyone who needs the reminder-- carry no legal weight w/r to accountability.)
And being decidedly unhelpful regarding eligibility.
Naughty. Definitely.
[url="http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/deps/student/health/Food_Allergies.pdf"]http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/deps/student/health/Food_Allergies.pdf[/url]

Posted on: Sun, 07/15/2007 - 1:58pm
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California - Pleasanton
[url="http://pleasanton.k12.ca.us/pub/BoardPolicies/5000/5536-REG.pdf"]http://pleasanton.k12.ca.us/pub/BoardPolicies/5000/5536-REG.pdf[/url]
Connecticut Dept. of Education
[url="http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/deps/student/health/Food_Allergies.pdf"]http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/deps/student/health/Food_Allergies.pdf[/url]
Delaware - Brandywine School District
[url="http://www.bsd.k12.de.us/generalinfo/SchoolNutrition/Special_Needs.htm"]http://www.bsd.k12.de.us/generalinfo/SchoolNutrition/Special_Needs.htm[/url]
Illinois - Winnetka
[url="http://www.winnetka36.org/District/boe/pdf/SchoolGuidelines.pdf"]http://www.winnetka36.org/District/boe/pdf/SchoolGuidelines.pdf[/url]
Mass. Dept. of Education:
[url="http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/news02/allergy.pdf"]http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/news02/allergy.pdf[/url]
Massachusetts - Newton
[url="http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/zervas/pdf/food_policy.pdf"]http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/zervas/pdf/food_policy.pdf[/url]
Massachusetts Tewksbury
[url="http://www.tewksbury.mec.edu/pdf/foodallergy.pdf"]http://www.tewksbury.mec.edu/pdf/foodallergy.pdf[/url]
New Hampshire - Windham
[url="http://www.windhamsd.org/allergy.htm"]http://www.windhamsd.org/allergy.htm[/url]
Washington - Spokane
[url="http://www.spokaneschools.org/NutritionServices/Allergies/"]http://www.spokaneschools.org/NutritionServices/Allergies/[/url]
Washington - Walla Walla
[url="http://www.wwps.org/support/pdfs/food_allergy_guidelines.pdf"]http://www.wwps.org/support/pdfs/food_allergy_guidelines.pdf[/url]
USDA
[url="http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=14&tax_level=2&tax_subject=232&topic_id=1206"]http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/nal_dis...2&topic_id=1206[/url]
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Posted on: Mon, 07/16/2007 - 9:05pm
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Posted on: Mon, 07/16/2007 - 10:03pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]and here's CT.... which on the face of it seems pretty good, but there are some glaring loopholes here w/r to use of 504 They are using many of the features of good 504 accommodations under the aegis of "IHCP." (Which, for anyone who needs the reminder-- carry no legal weight w/r to accountability.)
And being decidedly unhelpful regarding eligibility.
Naughty. Definitely.
[url="http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/deps/student/health/Food_Allergies.pdf"]http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/deps/student/health/Food_Allergies.pdf[/url] [/b]
I read CT guidelines a month or so ago when I met with SServices lady at our district. I saw that part about entitlement clause and I thought it was a good thing?
It says "CT has created an entitlement to an individualized health care plan for a child with life threatening food allergies without reference to a child's status as disabled under either Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) or Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)."
I guess I interpreted it to mean that in CT IHCP=504 protection without the label?

Posted on: Tue, 07/17/2007 - 1:05am
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Right, saknjmom, but [i]without the label[/i] OCR doesn't know (or care) if anything in it is violated. Up to and including the death of your child because some element of your "IHCP" wasn't followed.
And much of the items included in those guidelines talk extensively about things that are not directly related to health. Those things do not belong in an IHP-- they belong in a 504 plan.

Posted on: Tue, 07/17/2007 - 1:28am
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Oh, I thought entitlement meant that they are "entitled" to the same benefits without the 504. Meaning that it is recognized the same as the 504 by OCR and in a legal way.
Interesting that you pointed that out. I am in the process of offering my opinions to our district for elements of a good policy. NJ just passed a law that districts have to implement guidelines, but the state guidelines are not complete.
One of the things I liked was that CT thing because I understood IHCP to be equal to 504. I see that I must not fully understand. Thank you.

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