I have a student who needs to take a med every AM. This med should be given at home (per school policy), but sometimes Dad will not give ( doesn't agree w/diagnosis) so Mom got an order to give med at school which was approved by principal. Mom and Dad are going through a nasty divorce. Mom is also emotionally unstable. Mom wants a letter stating Dad did not pick up medication as he should have. I said no, but because I don't know (or care, frankly) who was supposed to pick it up. I could also say Mom never picked it up, either, because it remained locked in the med room for a period of time. Mom now wants a copy of the school MAR and a letter stating she drops med off monthly, and keeps some for home use. She wants to give it to her lawyer.
I was not in favor of giving this med in school in the first place. I was pressured into it. It is a med that should be given first thing in the morning, not 1-2 hours afterwards. Second, it is not my, or the schools
place to get in the middle of this. It is a family issue. Mom was advised of this fact but had discussion with VP. Now VP wants to provide letter and MAR with note just stating facts of who picks up and drops off med. I do not, repeat do not, want to get into the middle of this. I feel if I write or even co-sign such a note, it could lead to more trouble/involvement later on. I know the MAR is school property, and they need to decide if it's given out, not me. I feel the VP is somewhat giving in because she doesn't want issue escalated up the food chain. I also feel the VP is somewhat aggravated with me cause of my hesitation (too bad...)
Thanks for any and all opinions