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Help obtaining information to write policy for a peanut aware school

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By kjou on Thu, 03-06-08, 19:24

My son is 4 years old and has a severe peanut allergy with acute asthma. He currently attends a private christian school where the principal does not understand peanut allergies. In the last 6 weeks he has been exposed to a project made with peanut butter and sent home with peanut candy. I was told that it was ok for my son's teacher to decide to do a peanut project and that the schools solution would continue to be to send him home for the day.

Because of my concerns I went to the supervisors of this principal and they have decided that-- in my state-- in their private Christian schools, they will make the individual rooms that have children with peanut allergies in them be peanut aware. This translates to not allowing peanut products to be brought into their classrooms. I am trying to find information about policies and procedures from other schools that might have peanut aware classrooms. This would give them a model to look at while they are starting this process.

This could be huge as this Christian school has schools in all states and could potenially trickle over to other states. If anyone has any information that could help me or any idea where to find what I am looking for I would really appreciate it.

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By mom2sam on Thu, 03-06-08, 21:51

I am new to this too & just wanted to welcome you!
I just joined this week & I have a baby with severe PA.
He is 6 months old.
I am looking forward to hearing responses as I will probably utilize the info as well, as I start my searches for daycare centers & preschools.

GL & Hope you get some great information.

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By niche on Thu, 03-06-08, 23:01

Hi,

So I misread your request. I thought you were trying to get info on a better plan for your child if so see below. but if you are looking for a school policy as an example try this one:

[url="http://www.spokaneschools.org/NutritionServices/Allergies/"]http://www.spokaneschools.org/NutritionServices/Allergies/[/url]

So does your school get any federal funds for anything? A lunch program etc. If so I believe you could try and get a 504 if you go to the school section their is ton on 504's. There is one in particular that is super long but has some good links about half way down on page 12.

this one [url="http://www.peanutallergy.com/boards/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/154721#Post154721"]http://www.peanutallergy.com/boards/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/154721#Post154721[/url]

Also check this site: [url="http://www.foodallergyadvocate.com/Section504IDEA.htm"]http://www.foodallergyadvocate.com/Section504IDEA.htm[/url]

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By kjou on Thu, 03-06-08, 23:35

Thanks so much for the Spokane website. It is quite helpful! I will pass it along with the other information I have started collecting.

I am pretty sure that the school does not receive any federal funds. I'll look into it though. Thanks again for the information.

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