Despite the objections of the education community and classroom teachers, the Assembly has approved a measure that would press educators to administer medication to students having a medical episode. The measure now moves to the governor for his approval or rejection.
SB 1266, by Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), would require schools to allocate limited financial resources to stockpile multiple epinephrine injectors at school sites. Educators who "volunteer" would be required to diagnose the student's condition and administer the controlled substance to students.
CTA believes instead schools need to provide school nurses who are fully trained in this area.