We finally ran into one of 'those' teachers. Third grade math. Sam is struggling in the class, it's about an hour and a half long. Her biggest complaint is that he gets up once during her class time almost every day to go to the rest room every day. She has also made insinuations to myself AND my son that diabetes isn't that difficult to manage (Sam came home telling me that his teacher told him her sister has diabetes and went on to tell him all the things she could do, that she didn't seem to need to pee that often, etc ). He's failing her class-admittedly, third grade can be a hard transition for some kids. She told me if he was an 'A' student, she would have no problem with him going to the bathroom. I told her that's an unfortunate attitude to have about a disease he can't control. She then called my husband and suggested we get a 504 so she can try to get him into special ed. As she's talking to him, she pauses and says 'Oh, I see he has diabetes, that could make it easier to get one. So I did call to have a 504 put into place, not to get him into special ed, but so that she would not be able to continue to punish him for 'missing class time' (she refuses to let him bring assignments home if he doesn't have time to finish-this includes when he's had to leave for the nurse). The counselor calls me......and says, oh yes, mrs. M and I have been talking, we're not sure he'll qualify for a 504, yada, yada. I say, well, he has a qualifying disease, and I want it in place so Sam will have accommodations for missing class time, and for the upcoming State Tests in the spring. She then tells me they had a meeting about Sam last spring (I was never told about it), that they had some concerns. Now I wonder, if they are that worried, why I wasn't called, why his grades last year didn't reflect this, and why it's almost Christmas and nothing is being done!! So they send home a form, asking all kinds of personal questions to determine if he's eligible for tier 1 interventions... I'm trying very, very hard not to make a big deal about this. I see my faults in this, and I'm not one to throw blame at teachers because my son is failing. BUT this teacher is getting under my skin, and now I feel like the staff is purposely leaving me in the dark. Honestly, I don't even have a question, I just needed to blow off some steam about this. But if you have a different perspective, please share it with me. I had no idea putting a 504 in place would be this difficult, or drawn out.