Meeting w/VP and cafeteria staff

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 12:13pm
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DD has a 6page 504 in place. Two issues with Cafeteria ladies this year.
1. other kids were sitting at her peanut free table and she didn't know where to go and when she got upset CL(cafeteria lady) told her deal with it. She's 9.
2. She asked for another classmate to sit at her peanut free table and she was told they couldn't have kids going back and forth. She doesn't always have someone to sit with anyway. So why make a big deal out of it.
VP asked me if I wanted to come in and talk with the CL and I said sure.
Not real sure what I am going to say other than lunch time should not be the most stressful part of a kid's school day.
Suggestions?
Arlene

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 10:46pm
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Not as advice in any manner or form, but just asking questions in order to more fully understand the situation:
I understand you are going to be meeting with the VP and the CL, but have you put your concerns in writing? Formalized it?
Is the 504 coodinator going to be at the meeting?
How about the School Nurse?
The School SW? (can't get that "deal with it" comment out of my head. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img])
Does your 504 plan delineate [i]who[/i] can sit at the PF-Table and under what circumstances?

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 10:48pm
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Also wondering:
"VP". is that "Vice Principal"?
I'm assuming there is a "Principal"?
Any reason why the VP is "dealing" with this and not the P? (If my assumptions as to acronyms are correct.)
Don't know if the school in our district has a "VP".

Posted on: Sun, 06/13/2004 - 11:59am
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Mamma Bear,
Thanks for your questions. VP is vice principal. Principal is retiring and VP may take place. Seems he is takingover most duties.
504 plan does not have in place who can sit at the table as it does not apply to safety issue.
I believe this meeting is just myself, the vp and cl, the 504 coordinator is in another school and since the vp suggested the meeting and not I, I think it better off to keep it low key at this point.
I do plan on letting them know I am a Sped teacher and am very familiar with the legal end here.
thanks again,
arlene

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 11:46pm
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Thought you might be interested in results. Meeting went well I thought. VP appeared to side with me. Seems the CLs are a bit anal about who sits where. Their comment was, "well, they can't sit just anywhere they want". And my reply was, " Why not?".
VP thought it should be fine for kids to be able to sit at the PF table just as long as it was for the entire lunch period. They were flabbergasted! They asked if this was the new ruling and he said he had to check it out with the new P. Present P is retiring (early buyouts) and personally I think the new P will be the current VP, so I left the meeting with a spring in my step.
Wish they all went like that. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Arlene

Posted on: Tue, 06/15/2004 - 6:24am
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I'm glad to hear the meeting went well. I hope things will be much better for your dd in the future.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]Miriam

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