Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate, Jasper Place Public Library Terminal #I, Edmonton, Alberta
September XVth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
I ran inII some students here today at Jasper Place Branch EPL they were talking about how a teacher had taken them to a curling club last week. I guess it was IV their their Physical Education Credit component. Two of the young lady's said that the teacher & his aide knew that one of the children had diabetes but did not remind the child to bring along his insulin supply, or at least some sugary snacks or an epinephrine/adrenaline booster shot. This child had been in the school for IV years already & had the same teacher for some classes last year as he was in a split grade.
The teacher had the student on field trips beIV & I realize that no 1 is perfect, but really that does not excuse her & the aide IV forgetting. Arguably the child has some responsibility but with diabetes arguably doesn't have as strong as cognizant ability as he should. So there needs I argue to be an increased level of command responsibility on behalf of teachers/administrators & other adults in this situation & other similar ones. I argue vociferously that the teacher should have been much better prepared IV this contingency. Luckily I have been informed the diabetic boy had no attack at the curling facility.