Our Peanut Allergy - School Proposal Plan

Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2003 - 8:41am
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We had one heck of a time trying to make plans before next year begins regarding our child attending a new school for (First Grade) next year.

Without laboring the story -- here is our (written) proposal to the school.

I have no idea they will recieve it. So far it

Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2003 - 10:34am
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Thank you for sharing and offering your personal insight. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2003 - 11:19am
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Sure.
[This message has been edited by LL (edited July 21, 2003).]

Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2003 - 11:23am
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Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2003 - 11:34am
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?
Yes. I was very reminded of my own children in the last paragraph. Hence the " [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]"
I was very unprepared when I walked into our first district meeting. And the second. And the third. I had no idea what I was up against. It wasn't until much, much, much later I realized how unprepared I had been.
One thing I wish I had done was let them lay their cards out in the first meeting. It would have helped me plan accordingly. Are they going to allow you to record the meetings? We were allowed to record them.
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Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2003 - 9:08pm
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Geez. Record them? Is this what I have to look forward to?
I hope it doesn't come to that. But my husband is a reporter and takes copious notes in detail for a living - so I guess under those kinds of circumstances I would rely on him for that.
Isn't it awful that we have to be like this with school? You'd think they would just bite the bullet and realize that Peanut Allergies are not going away and try to work with us to create a livable, safe routine for us all.
I am so tired of all the emotional baggage that goes with it all, I really am.
Oh, well. She's my kid, and I need to remind myself that she's worth it all.
LL

Posted on: Tue, 07/22/2003 - 1:25am
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Thanks LL. As a former school system rep, ask if you can tape. MommaBear is right. When you want to tape, they will want to tape. They may ask to bring an attorney. Being prepared will help you get what you need for your child.

Posted on: Tue, 07/22/2003 - 4:31am
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You are very prepared. I also took the plan from the Massachusetts Deapartment of Education manual on "Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in Schools" and the FAAN plan. If you are a FAAN member you can nominate your school to get a copy for free. I also researched on the nurses association website and found many good articles of what should be done by nurses to protect students. Hope this helps.

Posted on: Tue, 07/22/2003 - 5:16am
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Quote:Originally posted by busymom:
[b] I also researched on the nurses association website and found many good articles of what should be done by nurses to protect students. Hope this helps. [/b]
LL,
I put together a post a while back containing links to threads on the board that discussed such topics. In some threads were discussions about what busymom references. If you want me to reraise it, let me know. I think it is entitled "Some Links That Mention Nurses". I am not sure.
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Posted on: Tue, 07/22/2003 - 5:22am
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Thanks, but you don't have to -- believe me, I've been reading tons of past emails here which have contained lots of good info I used for my own draft!
But thanks anyway!
LL

Posted on: Tue, 07/22/2003 - 6:56am
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LL, is there any reason you have not formally requested a 504 plan for your child? I'm also in California and have had no trouble getting them implemented at the two public schools my daughter has attended. Good luck! Miriam

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