Bee Stings
Helping a student with a Severe Reaction to Bee Sting is a cooperative effort between school, parents, and student. The following lists give suggestions for helping a student with a Severe Reaction to Bee Sting access a general education.
School accommodations and responsibilities:
  • Establish a good working relationship with the parents/guardians
  • Establish a health assistance plan:
    1. Parent and emergency contact information
    2. Situation for parent notification (emergency)
    3. Physician’s diagnosis of the impairment
    4. Physician’s orders
    5. Establish a bee sting action plan including Epi-pen administration
    6. Establish procedures for when student is involved with a school activity but not during the routine school day (i.e. on the bus, field trip, extra curricular activities)
    7. Train school personnel in how to handle emergency situations that may arise with reactions to bee stings, including Epi-pen administration
    8. Provide training for additional people in how to handle emergency situations
Parent involvement:
  • Work cooperatively with school nurse and school personnel
  • Notify the school nurse of the student’s severe reaction to bee sting
  • Work with the school nurse to develop a health assistance plan
  • Provide the school nurse with a physician’s diagnosis of the severe reaction
  • If physician has given written instructions in regard to the reaction, give this to the school nurse
  • Provide emergency phone numbers of parent/guardian and other responsible individuals so school nurse can contact these individuals about bee sting related question and/or emergencies
  • Educate the student in self-management of his/her reaction to bee sting:
Student self-management strategies and responsibilities:
  • Cooperate with agreed upon procedures for preventing bee sting
  • Communicate immediately to school nurse and school personnel if a bee sting takes place


*** These are not complete lists of suggestions or accommodations, but they are suggested ideas used by parents, teachers, and students to help the student access a general education.