school paying for a nurse-questions
Right now Mitchell is in a pretty self contained classroom (4 kids) He is there for about 2 hours and the school pays for a nurse to sit in the class with him.
We are talking about next year and what his needs are. He will need to be in a big classroom (or a typical classroom) to get ready for Kindergarten. His teacher is coming out tomorrow to discuss options. I'm guessing 1 option is the school provided preschool-it has typical kids and special needs students. He could also go to a community based program. I'm wondering what the school needs to pay for as far as nursing care? I'm assuming that if he goes to an off-site program then we'd be responsible for paying the nursing care? If he would attend the school based site then the school would be liable? Does that sound right? I'm really just guessing. If his teacher comes out by herself, I would feel comfortable asking-or I'll ask his teacher from last year. But, the health guy might come out w/her, then I don't want to ask in front of him.
Talking to him on the phone he encouraged me to enroll him into the community based program. I am always leery-why? He said that he'd get a better feel of what kindergarten was like-but I can't help but think he was steering me there because then the school wouldn't have to pay?
What is your experience w/this?
Katie-mom to Mitchell, DOB 12/16/04 trisomy 13 mosaic, severe laryngotracheobronchomalacia trached 5/04, cleft lip and palate DECANNULATED 12/16/10 A GREAT BIRTHDAY GIFT!