So Monday was our first day back and as I walked in the front door the nurse stopped me to tell me my student who wears pull-ups now needs to be catheterized each day. Problem 1: He is 8th grade Problem 2: IQ in the 80s so he is socially aware Problem 3: No male aides Problem 4: We are not medical personnel Problem 5: Nurse is only on campus twice a week, so after 2 days we need to do this on our own I thought that my paraprofessionals would have to do this no matter what. I found out that they can choose to be in charge of this job. If they choose to do it they will get a 7.5% raise. Problem 6: Neither of my paraprofessionals will do it Next option is to ask other paraprofessionals on campus. I said that I would be trained to do it and asked if I would get paid a stipend (just curious). I was told no but then I realized that if I am the one to do this it would be during my prep period and then according to our union I would be working during that time. So I think I have a case to get paid for my prep. Problem 7: I am very squeamish and don’t know if I can do it, plus I leave campus every day by noon to do my district level job and this has to be done no earlier than 11:30 (so I wont always be able to do this) Problem 8: no one in the severely handicapped classroom was willing to do this Now we need to ask the Mild/Moderate paraprofessionals to do it. I asked my coordinator what will happen if no one on campus is willing to do it. Problem 9: they will swap out one of my paraprofessionals (who have been with me for 4 years) with one from another campus who is willing to do it (i.e. I will loose my aide) Hopefully Monday will bring some good news that one of the M/M paraprofessionals is willing to do this and/or my stomach can handle the job (although I still don’t think I should be the primary person in charge of this but more of the back up). What a way to start back to school!