Arizona School District/Please Help

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 12:12pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Lindsey is starting kindergarten in Aug. this year. The school district we are in doesn't have any policy/procedures in place for PA kids. I am currently getting the 504 finished, an IEP, a letter from her allergist, etc...
We contacted to school, and spoke to a few different people. They currenty have "a few of those" attending school there.
The school nurse first asked "peanut allergy...what's that?". She has already told me that there is no way the Epipen will be anywhere but locked up in her office. I told her that Lindsey wouldn't make it long enough to wait for someone to *find* the key to the office, or *whoever* was supposed to have it when she isn't around (ana/shock to smell & touch). Her response was that there was no way that Lindsey couldn't wait to get her injection for a few minutes.**After asking what a peanut allergy was** @#*%@#!!!

Anyway, I just wanted to know if there is anyone in Arizona (Maricopa County) that can tell me if they have been successful with getting a pn free classroom-lunchtable-Epipen in the classroom, etc....

By the way, I also called the Superintendent of schools office, spoke to the #2 in charge.
First question...."What's a peanut allergy?"
How can people so involved in education not have at least heard of this?

Well now that I've droned on and on!!!!
Any help with finding precidents in Arizona would be appreciated.
Thanks Everyone!!!

**Almost forgot!!! I found out that a woman in my office has a daughter in a peanut free class at her school because of a little boy there. Doesn't seem to interested in helping me make contact. (I'll keep trying)


Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 5:25am
Rhonda RS's picture
Joined: 02/24/2001 - 09:00

Hi Lindsey's Mom,
Try "Sue in Sunny Arizona." Her e-mail is public. [email][/email]
Take care,

Posted on: Mon, 02/10/2003 - 12:35am
LisaMcDowell's picture
Joined: 12/06/2002 - 09:00

Hi Lindsey's Mom,
I live in the Maricopa county!
Contact me at:
[This message has been edited by LisaMcDowell (edited February 10, 2003).]

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