- Review a consultant’s recommendations regarding Bellingham Public Schools’ policies and procedures for students with life-threatening allergies.
- Make a recommendation to the superintendent about changes we believe should be made in Bellingham Public Schools’ policies and procedures for life-threatening allergies, based upon the recommendations made by a consultant during a program review last year.
Basis for Establishment:
- We have more students with life-threatening allergies and therefore an emerging need to provide more safety guidance and education to staff, students and families.
- Advisory group to the superintendent; recommend policy and procedure changes for life-threatening allergies to the superintendent.
Plan or Work:
- Convene committee to look at policies and procedures and recommendations in the area of life-threatening allergies.
- Work with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the regional Educational Service District (ESD) to obtain information and form a recommendation regarding the new law allowing stock Epi-Pens in schools for non-prescribe students and for prescribed students needing a second Epi-Pen dose.
- Make recommendation to superintendent by February 28, 2014.
- Steve Morse, Student and Family Services, chair
- Tobi Melton, Nurse
- Laurie Anderson, Nurse
- Chad Larsen, Activities and Athletic Director
- Wendy Barrett, Elementary Principal
- Ann Buswell, Middle School Assistant Principal
- Deborah McMeel, Elementary Secretary
- Dr. William Anderson, Community Member, Allergist
- One Elementary Parent, Matthew Nelson
- One Middle School Parent , Kelly Angel
- One High School Parent, TBD
- Denise Suess, Risk Management and Fiscal Support Coordinator
Timeline: All meetings will be held at the District Office from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
- Recommendations to the superintendent may have budget implications for the 2014-15 school year.