Myphillyschools.com, a web site set up in partnership with Parents United for Public Education and other groups and elected officials, is now accepting nursing-related complaints.
Philadelphia Councilwomen Helen Gym and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, in partnership with the Education Law Center and the Public Interest Law Center, request your assistance in reaching families in the School District of Philadelphia who have been harmed or placed at great risk by the shortage of school nurses in the District. We are exploring ways to remedy this issue and ensure every student has access to a nurse.
To submit your complaint, head to myphillyschools.com or call (267) 546-1310.
All complaints will be reviewed by attorneys at the Education Law Center and the Public Interest Law Center.
Some students who may be impacted by the shortage of school nurses include:
- Students who fail to receive appropriate nursing services as required pursuant to a child’s Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan;
- Students with disabilities, including chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma or epilepsy who fail to receive essential services, such as timely access to a nurse or medications administered by a school nurse;
- Students with disabilities who are not identified as needing accommodations or who fail to receive an effective 504 Plan with input from a school nurse;
- Students who fail to receive emergency health or nursing services;
- Students who have been harmed by a lack of vision, hearing, and other basic screenings;
- Students whose enrollment is delayed due to the failure to review immunization records;
- Students who are denied equal access to school activities, including events and extracurricular activities, because they require nursing services to participate;
- Students who are transferred to other schools in order to ensure access to a school nurse and are placed in schools with concentrated populations of students with disabilities.