Well, this is it. This is my last post on my Gold Award blog. When I started my project, there was no safety plan that incorporated the disabled students at my school. In addition there was no way to evacuate someone who is disabled (or temporarily disabled from an accident) from the second floor in an emergency.
Now? There’s both.
By training a select group of students to use Med-Sleds, I have accomplished my Gold Award project. Thanks to La Jolla High’s new principal, he is going to help me implement the training in the P.E. classes so that every student can be trained. I have scheduled a meeting with him to discuss it.
In order to finish my project, I had to
- attend district ADA meetings,
- meet with Jim Solo to see his safety plan,
- organize three separate Med-Sled Trainings,
- and much, much more.
There is a new safety plan that incorporates disabled students, which was nonexistent before my project. Also, there are construction plans to make the campus more accessible that are scheduled to begin in 2015. Although I will probably not be there to see it completed, I can be certain that someone else in a wheelchair will.