I think that I was just discriminated against

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2007 - 5:13am
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Joined: 12/11/2005 - 09:00

Okay, I've been searching for a pre-school for my 3.5 year old. Went to a couple of churches, not peanut free, one day care that was but I was less than impressed with the program. The local public high school offers a peanut free pre-k, where the high schoolers are the "teachers" and their teacher is the instructor. There are 2-3 high schoolers assigned to each pre-schooler. No snacks for the morning class just an occasional birthday cupcake. I know this should have been to be too good to be true. I dropped of my sons emergency card on Friday at the nurses office. Blah, blah, blah. The bottom line is this... the meds are all kept in a different wing of the school (1200 students) the nurse is the only person allowed to administer the epi. IMO, there's no way she could get there in time, and what happens during fire drills, lockdowns, when she is out of the office? Who knows. I inquired about the epi and meds being kept in the classroom and the teacher says she is not comfortable with that... Basically, she thinks that this might not be the right program for my child. I offered to go there and sit (At this time, I wouldn't mind that so much. It would force me to get work done). The question is this... should I press the school? I don't know if I should, the teacher flat out said she's not comfortable. And well, if she's not comfortable, then I certainly can't trust her. Or, should I go there and sit? I guess I am leaning to this side. Thoughts? Advice? Similar experiences?

Posted on: Fri, 11/02/2007 - 12:05pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My gut reaction would be to pull my child out of there but....
if this was the ONLY day care available, I would volunteer there every minute with the epi pen in my purse.

Posted on: Sat, 11/03/2007 - 3:06pm
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Joined: 02/10/2005 - 09:00

I would go to the nurse, district nurse or over the teachers head at a district level, just to ask. There may be options the teacher has not thought of.

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