\"WE\" DID IT! The Bill Passed the House of Rep. Sub Committee in Tennessee!
Just a little information so if you are not familiar with what we've been trying to get accomplished in the House of Representatives in the state of Tennessee. My son has a PA and he almost died at a Metro Nashville Public School in Tennessee on 09/12/2005 by him unknowingly coming into contact with some form of peanut butter products in music class. My son's Pediatrician thinks there was some form of PB product on the desk where he was sitting. The School System would not make the accommodations requested by my son's pediatrician. The Metro Nashville School System states that this is because the State of Tennessee Attorney General has said that PA's are not a disability. I STRONGLY disagree with the Tennessee Attorney General regarding this issue and I decided that something has to be done to protect these children with anaphylaxis food allergies. Therefore, I pulled my son out of MNPS and started Home Schooling him. Then I proposed legislation be put into place to make school districts work with Pediatricians to come to a resolution to protect these children at the very least. However, when we went in front of the House of Representatives two weeks ago, they asked for policies that other states and school districts have put into place to protect their children. I posted this topic on the PA Network and asked for all of you guys help. The response I got was unbelievable! You guys are GREAT! I got ton's of e-mail's from you all and you all sent me policies that your State and/or School District has in place. All of this information was presented to the House of Representatives yesterday, Tuesday 03/07/2006. "Our bill" passed the First House Committee yesterday, and it is going to the Full House Committee next week. I wanted to let everyone know how much I appreciate your help and that due to all of your help the Bill did pass the first Committee yesterday! Thank You & May God Bless You ALL!