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Yesterday one of my little darlings received a paper cut while passing a worksheet down the aisle.  He asked to go to the office to get a band-aid.  Being the ex-boy scout that I am, I was prepared.

“I have band-aids in my desk.  I also have some Neosporin.”

We fixed up the damaged digit and went about our business.

During my planning period today I was summoned to the office.  It seems that this morning the young man asked one of his teachers if he could come to my room to change his band-aid.  The teacher asked why he wanted to go to my room.  The kid told her it was because I had Neosporin.

This teacher is one of the ones who doesn’t do her job, and I’ve called her on it in the past.  She doesn’t care for me…

So she turned me in to the administration.  The administration has a placed a reprimand in my file.  Dispensing medication without authorization.

When they told me they had to write me up my response was, “Kiss my ass.  I’ll sign the form, but you can kiss my ass.”  Direct quote.  Probably not wise, but wtf?, I’ve got tenure…

 

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by the way, no we don’t have a nurse.  we can’t afford the luxury.  the main office receptionist is the “trained” staff that dispenses meds…

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9 Comments

  1. And I thought MY district was THE only one to do such piddly things! I am sorry to hear of your “reprimand” If it makes you feel any better…I was reprimanded for students that were not mine, getting paint on choral risers. When asked, “Why me?” and not THEIR teacher the admin response was, “Somebody had to take the fall!”

  2. Gah! We’re not even allowed to give kids cough drops at our school! I can’t believe you got a reprimand for neosporin. Ridiculous.

  3. That’s exactly the ridiculous kind of CRAP that makes people leave this profession. For God’s sake, what the hell is wrong with administration? I, too, have band-aids and neosporin in my desk. As a matter of fact, the freakin’ office has been known to send kids to MY room when they come to the office with “boo boos.” God help us, and our love of children, cuz we’re all doing it for the kids!!

  4. I teach science, I’m required by safety rule to have a first aid kit, but then I can’t use it, go figure.

    I finally broke down and bought some band aids since it would save time from going to the office.

    “no I didn’t _give_ *student* a band aid, he just happened to find one when he needed it.”

  5. They’d have a COW if they knew that I gave a kid some Ibuprofen today; his mom gave me permission via phone, but I know that is a no-no. I told her I only do it once a year per kid; next time, he’ll have to suffer, but it won’t be my fault.

  6. I’m surprised you didn’t say ‘kiss my effin’ ass’. Amazing. Can that cow be written up for being a dumbass bitch?

  7. M — i like your spirit, beany

  8. I’ve never thought that possible? A school without a nurse?

    Since when is neosporin a ‘medication’?

    Maybe in…Montana. But I am influenced by the movies (Generation Y!)

  9. wow, good to know. we have one nurse that works at our building twice a week, the rest of the time she is at other schools within the district. I’m new at this, but geeze, I knew I couldn’t give out cold medicine or advil or anything, but cough drops?!??! neosporin!??!? I’m glad you stood up against something that ridiculous.


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