100kids, BSN, RN 7,115 Views
Joined Dec 7, '11.
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I am so sorry you are dealing with all of this. Being ganged up on is awful and just not right.
I am on the Teacher's contract and pay scale because I have special certification by the state to also teach Health classes. I was only recently added to the Teacher's contract for this even though I got this certification and started teaching Health years ago. My district has never had a Nurse on the Teacher's contract before. My School Nurse years counted as experience (even those before I was certified to teach Health) when I was added to that contract but not anything before starting in this school.
I am entitled to a prep period each day but almost NEVER actually get it, but I do take lunch. I am expected to be back for Conferences, Back to School Night and Teacher Development Days when school is out with no extra pay as that is included in my salary in the contract.
I do carry my own liability insurance. If there's ever a problem I expect the School's insurance to cover the school and work in their best interest, not necessarily mine. For about $100/year it is worth it to me to know that I will have someone fighting only for me, not the school if I ever need it.
I just got the teacher who stopped me in the hallway to say "Oh I was out yesterday with a terrible 24 hour stomach thing so if any kids come to you feeling nauseous they probably have it so be careful..." Thanks for that gem. Now she's going to send me 20 kids today, I can feel it. And by the way if you were vomiting yesterday why are you in my school today???? Grrrrrrr
Less than 25 minutes after arrival at school student comes down just not feeling well, feels nauseous and his stomach hurts then proceeds to tell me he was throwing up all last night but mom wanted him to try to go to school today! C'MON!!!
Shocking update-mom's phones are all going to voicemail.
You've been working for 2 months now,that must be brutal. You will get a week off in November, 2 weeks off in December, that should count as a vacation.
Perhaps you should stop focusing on the daily first aid, start some health care teaching and try to help a child that is so screwed up , they are faking hallucinations.
Hang in there! It is Friday, the weekend is within our grasps...
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