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Monday, July 28, 2008

Rock Star Demands

The school year is coming upon us (yippee kiyay!!) and our 504 Plan is in place for the time being.

This sort of reminds me of the contract demands rock stars make for their concert tours. For instance, we demand that the school discards brown M & M's when served at classroom parties. It could totally affect his performance.

The school understands that this plan can be changed at any time which is cool. No one fought us on any of the points and in fact, there were quite a few of them that they came up with themselves.

So here's ours to share. If you have one you'd like to share, I'd love to see it. Maybe there is something we haven't th0ught of that can be added to ours if it applies to him and what he currently needs.

Referral to Special Education:

The 504 Team has determined that this student should not be considered, at this time, as educationally disabled under IDEA: Yes:___x_____ No:_________

Describe the reasonable accommodations that will be implemented:

1. Classroom will have blood sugar meter, glucose tabs and juice box available.

2. For fire drills and lockdowns an emergency kit for Brendon will be available.

3. A nurse will accompany Brendon on all field trips.

4. If Brendon is not feeling well he will have blood sugar checked in classroom. He is not to walk alone to nurse’s office for blood sugar checks. The nurse will be called to the classroom.

5. Brendon’s bus driver will have emergency kit to use if needed.

6. At snack time the nurse will go to classroom for bolus deliver via Insulin Pump.

7. He will have blood sugar checked and receive bolus delivery before lunch.

8. Blood sugar will be checked before bus ride daily.

9. On days where Brendon has PE class, his blood sugar will be checked both before and after class.

10. The nurse will provide teaching for staff and students on an “as needed” basis regarding diabetes. This will help keep Brendon safe at school, while respecting confidentiality.

11. The school nurse will communicate with Mr. And Mrs. Lewis as needed to inform them of high/low blood sugars.

12. Should any episodes of aggressive behavior occur, Brendon’s blood sugar should be checked immediately. If levels are significantly low, Brendon should not be disciplined. If levels are within normal limits, he should be held accountable.

13. Brendon would benefit from being in a classroom that is air-conditioned.

I don't think we're as demanding and nit picky as Nigel. Do you agree?


  • I think you should demand bigger bread.

    And that's quite a list, I think I'd need a valium sending my kid off to school, hoping that everyone takes this shit seriously.....oy. Or perhaps a flask you could keep on you at all time filled to the brim with vodka?

    By Blogger Sunshine, at 7/28/2008 11:43 AM  

  • if you can't get bigger bread, they should fold brendan's meat for him!

    By OpenID landileigh, at 7/28/2008 1:32 PM  

  • Uh....

    By Blogger Shannon, at 7/28/2008 1:33 PM  

  • Um, one for real suggestion...

    As a former substitute teacher, a notebook with this information should be made available for any substitute teachers in Brendon's classroom or subbing for PE, Music, etc...

    By Blogger Colleen, at 7/28/2008 6:16 PM  

  • Thanks for bringing that up, Colleen. There will be a list of info to give to each teacher he comes into contact with...even the recess monitor and the cafeteria lady.

    By Blogger Shannon, at 7/28/2008 6:22 PM  

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