School bureaucracies are not famous for solving problems. But Diane Dormeyer, the now retired District 91 nurse, did just that over the years with the vexing problem of state required school physicals. At its worst, more than 100 students were being excluded from classes when a mid-October deadline passed and they had still not turned in proper paperwork.
In a world where healthcare is expensive, paperwork is complicated and the burdens of parenthood are many, these kids were just stuck. Until Dormeyer turned to partners like Loyola Hospital and its rolling Ronald McDonald Clinic. Coupled with extensive and positive outreach to parents, the exclusion problem has disappeared in Forest Park.
For that we thank Diane Dormeyer, one of those unsung Forest Parkers whose fingerprints are found in many, many places.