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    I have had IC for 5 years. I am lucky that my case is mild and well-controlled. While I use the bathroom more than the average person, I really have no other limitations.

    I am a teacher and have lucked out with my schedule so far because my lunch and prep period break up how many classes I teach in a row. However, next year my schedule has me teaching 2.5 hours straight through in the morning which is usually when I use the bathroom the most. Can I go during passing time? Sure, but maybe not every day and I'm afraid this would look bad if I return to class a few seconds late or am not in the hallway monitoring.

    I know I am legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation (permission to use the bathroom during passing time). Here is my concern: I am a new-ish teacher and do not yet have tenure. My reviews are good and administration seems happy with me. However, I am reluctant to disclose a disability for fear of discrimination. Though it is illegal, it can and does happen.

    Any advice for a non-tenure teacher in this situation? What should my first step be?

    Thank you!

  • #2
    Re: Accomdations for a Non-Tenure Teacher

    I wouldn't tell them, it's not only none of their business but also too hard for them to understand. Let them know you have a weak bladder or something and need to skip to the loo often. Make it no big deal :-)
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    • #3
      Re: Accomdations for a Non-Tenure Teacher

      If all you need in the way of accommodations is being able to make a restroom stop when changing classes, I doubt it would be a problem.

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