My daughter is in public school and is a diabetic. At the moment, the school nurse is insisting, and has had added to my daughter's health plan that a parent is required to escort her on all field trips. I thought the public school is supposed to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disability. So what if we can't go? Isn't discrimination if they leave her behind? I have every intention of hashing this out with them, however I'm just weighing my options in case they won't budge.
Yes, it does sound like the school in violation of Section 504 of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is discrimination to preclude an otherwise qualified individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in or benefit from an aid, benefit, or service that is not equal to that afforded others. 34 CFR 104.4 (b)(1)(ii).
I would recommend speaking contacting a special education attorney. You can find a list of special education lawyers in your area at www.copaa.org.