504 meetings? - page 2
I am a new school nurse and I have been invited to a long list of 504 accommodation meetings. There are 4 each day and last an average of 30-45 minutes. My question is: do I have to attend every one of them. In my opinion I... Read More
- 0Feb 19 by fetch(knock on wood)
I haven't been asked to participate in any 504s or IEPs yet, though I've done a lot of auditory screenings as part of the process. But I also have a population with few serious issues.
I agree that if they are asking you to join, and there is no serious medical issue indicated, you should discuss it with the case manager/whoever organizes and remain in your clinic.
- 0Feb 24 by 100kidsWhile I attend all the meetings at my school I do not case manage at all unless it is truly a medical issue. My district has me attend because they feel it is important for me as the Nurse to have a good picture of the health and well being of all of the students in the building. I always ask the parents if their child is on any medication (even though it's been asked in beginning of the year paperwork you'd be surprised how often they have not reported it, it has changed or you find out the orders are still current but they are not receiving the meds for 1 reason or another) and if we believe there are compliance issues I will offer the possibility of us giving the meds in school if we think that may help. So often I hear School Nurses complain they are not told of situations or left out of conversations (by Teachers, Administration, Social Workers, etc) so for this reason I am glad I attend these meetings. It makes the day crazy but it helps me to stay in the loop on our kids.