I'm trying to get my daughter's 504 plan written up and I so far, I'm not very happy with the way the school is handling this. Let me start by saying I'm not new to 504's or IEP's. My son has had an IEP for 3 years now and my daughter has had a 504 for other reasons for 4 years now. The problem I'm having is the lack of detail the school wants to list on this 504 and that they do not want to have an official meeting but just add it to her current 504.
The 504 suggestions I gave them were ones I got off of various other sites and I thought were all within reason. The school however started the conversation by telling me how long of a list it was. Not a good start and from there it got worse. One point that I asked for and feel strongly about is being informed when either her homeroom teacher or the school nurse are not in. I don't think that's a big deal considering that this person will be with her for 6 hours and that the nurse will be overseeing that she gets the correct dose of insulin. Yes I understand that they are all busy but what if her sub teacher is unaware of what to look for? What if she doesn't know and doesn't believe Leeann when she says she needs to see the nurse or go to the bathroom for the 3rd time. I don't think it's asking too much to get a call that states that the sub has this information.
I feel the school has been more receptive to other non-life threatening issues than they are to this. It's not just the items mentioned above. They failed to notify all the people who teach her, they failed to notify her bus driver and then they lied about it. Their tone was arrogant and they were dismisive about my fears. When I asked about what training or knowledge her bus driver would have, they replied that it wasn't an issue since she was only on the bus for 15 minutes. Unacceptable answer.
So my questions are, what have your experiences been when working on a 504 plan? Do you have suggestions on things to add in that are not well known? What do you expect out of the school in terms of educating the teachers about T1? Is anyone willing to share a copy of their plan?
Thanks in advance.