Monitors, not medics

Monitors, not medics

June 27, 2017

27 June, 2017

The mother of a five-year-old girl with medical needs enrolled her in a special program after she was told a bus monitor would be assigned to administer the child’s medication if needed.

The mother of a five-year-old girl with medical needs enrolled her in a special program after she was told a bus monitor would be assigned to administer the child’s medication if needed. But in fact, bus monitors are not trained to give any medication except epi-pens or asthma inhalers in certain situations. After the mother opted to withdraw her daughter from the program, the school board and transportation consortium revised their busing request forms and process to clarify the duties of bus monitors.