posted signs

Posted on: Tue, 08/21/2007 - 8:53am
Linder's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/17/2007 - 09:00

I am new to this site. I have a 6 year old with peanut and tree nut allergies. I am happy to have found such great support.

My daughter's school tells me they cannot post a sign on the door of her classroom due to liability issues. Is this true? Where can I find out state laws on this?I have tried searching online but with no luck. She is going to a charter school so I cannot go to the district in this matter either. I feel the school is liable with or without a sign on the door. The sign would be a great way to remind people entering the room on a daily basis.
I am also having issues with the 504. The director seems to think there are no accomodations that need to be made since its just "dietary restrictions". Obviously, he doesn't get it. We'll have to keep trying!
Linda

Posted on: Tue, 08/21/2007 - 11:22am
TwokidsNJ's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2005 - 09:00

Perhaps they are talking about not stating "Nut-free" because they cannot guarantee that.
The alternative wording used at my school is "No Nuts Allowed".
I've seen this done in many places so I am pretty sure it's not illegal! (And are other things not allowed in school, like weapons or toys from home, or gum/candy)?

Posted on: Tue, 08/21/2007 - 12:22pm
chanda4's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

Well, there are alot of great threads with 504 advice, see if you can read up to find out how to handle the *dietary* lable! As for the sign, I can't get one our our classroom either....I can see the *nut-free* lableing becoming a liability issue, because nothing can ever be nut-free(well, in a school at least). But calling the room *nut controlled* or something like that shouldn't be an issue. Our school still won't, which I am not pushing right now. It kind of draws more negative attention(in a way) but also can be a *reminder*....so I am not sure which side I agree with. Anyways....also being a mom of multiple-food allergy kids...if I hung a sign for all the foods that are deadly, it would cover the door!!! HUGS [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut(also avoiding legumes), trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Tue, 08/21/2007 - 12:55pm
Peanut Militia's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/06/2007 - 09:00

We created signs that said 'campaign for a peanut/treenut free environment' and 'striving for a peanut/treenut free environment'. The school then countered with privacy laws so we signed a waiver saying they were free to disclose the allergy by posting safety signs. They then said they do not post signs for any other IEP/504 illnesses so we pointed out that there are no other illnesses other people can directly affect through ana and possible death. I also asked who was against the signs so we could address them personally, possibly with a lawyer. We got the signs.
We also have MFA, but only want accomidations through signs for the allergens she has contact and air sensitivity to. We also asked for classroom bans (parties, rewards) for all her allergies that create reactions.
Edited because I forgot to put the word 'free' after peanut/treenut-aghhhh.
[This message has been edited by Peanut Militia (edited August 21, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 08/22/2007 - 4:05am
Linder's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/17/2007 - 09:00

Thanks for your helps!
I went to the school yesterday. No signs up. But they did have a peanut free table at the lunchroom. There was a hand written sign on the wall but the aide was very upset about it and determined to get signs on the table. So, we're making progress. I plan to meet with the school board to suggest these ideas of peanut aware rather than no nuts. We'll see how it goes! One day at a time, I guess.
Linda

Store

More Community Posts

Latest Post by My_body_is_stupid Fri, 11/22/2019 - 6:35am
Comments: 479
Latest Post by sunshinestate Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:37am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by sunshinestate Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:31am
Comments: 172
Latest Post by absfabs Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:51am
Comments: 3
Latest Post by william robenstein Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:35am
Comments: 1
Latest Post by sunshinestate Sun, 11/17/2019 - 1:16pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by absfabs Fri, 11/15/2019 - 5:32pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 11/12/2019 - 2:43pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by absfabs Mon, 11/11/2019 - 1:23pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:10pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by Italia38 Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:47am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by sunshinestate Thu, 11/07/2019 - 3:43pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by sunshinestate Thu, 11/07/2019 - 2:48pm
Comments: 7

More Articles

It’s the time of year when holiday parties, and family gatherings can make allergen avoidance more problematic. Whether you celebrate Christmas,...

When love is in the air we can get caught up in the moment and throw caution to the wind. However, if you have a...

Food allergies and sensitivities are on the rise. Almost everyone knows someone who has problems with at least one food. The most common food...

Peanuts and Nuts Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), more than 3...

The relationship between anxiety and food or other allergy is a complicated and puzzling one. Research has shown that stress can exacerbate...

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, over 50 million people in the U.S. have allergies. Today's allergy tests...

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) addresses the labeling of packaged food products regulated by the FDA....

For people who suffer from anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can result from an allergy to...

Anaphylactic shock (A-nuh-fih-LAK-tik shok): A severe and sometimes life-threatening immune system reaction to an antigen that a person has been...

In 1963 the American Medical Association designed a special symbol that would alert emergency medical personnel of special medical conditions when...

Finding allergy-free foods for an office potluck may seem impossible, but more options are available than you might think. Eating foods prepared...

One of the most difficult things for a parent to do is determine whether his or her toddler has a cold or a...

You no doubt have your own way of teaching people about your child’s food allergy, a way that suits your temperament, and style of communication....

Reliable peanut allergy statistics are not that easy to come by. There is a lot of available research on food allergies in general but not too...

Most people know that to enjoy whatever food safety accommodations an airline offers they need to inform the airline of their allergy prior to...

A 504 plan* documents food allergy accommodations agreed to by parents and their child’s school. Plans are typically created during a 504 meeting...

If there is a child at your children's school allergic to peanuts, the school probably discourages or may not allow peanut products to be brought...

If you are on a budget, but you need to wear some sort of notification that you have a peanut...

Unless we consciously carve out time for self-care, constant food allergy management can slowly erode our sense of well-being. Signs of allergy-...

Peanuts cause more severe food allergic reactions than other foods, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. Although there is only a...