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Posted on: Wed, 04/12/2006 - 7:16pm
Christabelle's picture
Joined: 10/03/2004 - 09:00

How can I put this in an elegant manner? Hmmm...
There needs to be a GIANT CAN OF WHOOPA** opened here.
...and I am not even southern (though I have to admire some of their expressions.) That is just the best way to express how I felt when I read your posts.
Forgive me for being blunt, but these people sound *stupid*. I mean, what are the choices - either stupid or evil. They can't be ignorant, because you've educated them and they are aware of what they did. I would be worried about the average IQ level of some of the admin and teachers and what other stupid things they are doing... time to clean some clocks!!!

Posted on: Wed, 04/12/2006 - 7:19pm
Cliok's picture
Joined: 04/09/2004 - 09:00

JayD, that's absolutely unbelievable! A nut hunt - have they any clue how dangerous this could be. I'm completely shocked, to be honest - there are really serious issues here. I'm not surprised you're really stressed. Good luck at the meeting - I hope some awareness will come of it.

Posted on: Wed, 04/12/2006 - 10:11pm
notnutty's picture
Joined: 03/15/2004 - 09:00

"Stupid" is an understatement. I cannot believe that teachers...who are supposed to be educated and professional are behaving in this manner.
No wonder you are stressed...your child's life has been put into danger. What in the h*** were these people thinking??
I am speechless....

Posted on: Wed, 04/12/2006 - 11:27pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

When I read your post through, I thought, it has to be a joke. I cannot even believe all the things, in a sinlge day, no less.
I would be trembling with anger and fear and nerves. Ugh. I do not even know where to begin, but this has to all be addressed vert seriously. I do not have a 504, but my school told me how they handle allergies, and it was as much as I ever would have asked.
In your shoes, I would quickly and quietly begin the research and process. This is a big mountain to conquer. Geesh. Best of luck with it. Becca

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 12:07am
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You know jayd, I like ahensley's idea of obtaining an advocate. I'm just not clear how you do that in America and maybe someone can help you. I know that when I had what I thought were EXTREME difficulties with my son's school two years ago, a couple of members here suggested that I have an advocate go with me to meetings (and they would have helped me find one here in Canada).
If you don't want to go that route (but still, if you can, that's what I would do), I would just write down the whole list of "offenses" (they really are "offenses" IMPHO) and go through them one by one, just as you did here.
My children have their Easter celebrations to-day. I'm lucky because my son is 10 and I just said to him this morning - don't eat any home-made things; read the ingredient labels, etc. My daughter, she'll probably consume some "may contain" items - or perhaps I should say "might" - probably cupcakes and I'm okay with that (she is non-PA).
In thinking more about the teacher hunting for peanuts - is that totally assinine or what? Are they children? And actually, I've never heard of children hunting for peanuts. Why peanuts? You would think that if he was celebrating his birthday so close to Easter they might have had an Easter egg hunt for him instead. It just sounds bizarre to me. It sounds bizarre to me that a grown man would be gleeful about such a thing. I don't know.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 12:10am
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Sorry, and a FORTY YEAR OLD man at that! Man sounds like an idiot! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 1:55am
Cindy2's picture
Joined: 02/24/2006 - 09:00

I can't believe the horror you've been through this week! I agree that the advocate may be the way to go, these people don't get it so maybe an outsider can help.
Also, just a thought but our school nurse has started showing a video to all of the teachers at the beginning of the year about food allergies. I didn't see it but, she said it had an impact on them. I've been lucky that the teachers have been cooperative and the nurse is outstanding. We did have an issue with the class mothers sending in things DD can't have for class parties and the nurse had a meeting with them too, explaining the dangers and the seriousness of the situation.
It sounds like the whole school needs an education (especially the 40yr old idiot).
I wish you the best of luck with this, please keep us posted.

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 6:12am
Rana4's picture
Joined: 11/09/2005 - 09:00

You should be ticked off if it was me I probably would of had got carted off and I'm strongly against violence!!!!The whole situation by the school wasn't in any way handled right. As far as I'm concerned your childs teacher,the staff who participated with the peanut hunt,principle,nurse,cons-ler,your allergist,school district rep., need to have a meeting. Something definately needs to be done that is not an incident to be brushed aside. I had problems with my childs school and there are some staff that just don't get it nor will they because they haven't lived it.But they have to insure your childs safety even though they ARE ignorant!!!I had someone tell me the way to get they're attention is to mention LAWYER .I'm not the sue happy type. Best Wishes!!!! Rana4

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 1:37pm
tcperrine's picture
Joined: 03/01/2002 - 09:00

I know this isn't very supportive, but I'd love to know how parents can send their kid back to school after days like this! There would be NOTHING the school could do to restore my faith in their ability to keep my child FROM DYING!
Have you considered homeschooling?

Posted on: Wed, 04/19/2006 - 1:24am
jayD's picture
Joined: 09/20/2000 - 09:00

Thanks again to everyone for your support.....it means a LOT to me. There are times when I get off the phone with these school people and wonder, am I over reacting? But I know I am not and it really does help having you guys at my back helping me remember I AM NOT CRAZY- this is my kids life we are talking about!!!
that said, the district director for Special education returned my call today and is setting up the meeting for me, herself, the school nurse, and the principal. She listened to my story and agreed there needs to be communication here- she offered to just talk with the others for me and I told her no, I really want to be in a room face to face with all of them so they can realize it is not something to be brushed over. I am busy today gathering information and education materials, and hope to help them make a much better plan to educate their staff in the upcoming months and next school year. The Special ed lady, after agreeing there was aproblem, was a bit surprised I was taking such a stand because , in her own words, there are other PA students that are much more sensitive than Brad that have been in this school a few years, and the parents have not been concerned about his stuff too much. These are the people who accepted the former bus plan for their kid where he is not allowed to carry his epi pen on the bus- this same kid was hosptilized with a reaction from a food he got from another kid at school a few weeks ago. Well, frankly, this kids parents are STUPID, in my educated opinion!!! If these people are willing to play russian roulette with their kids life, so be it, but I am not willing to with my son. I think the school is taking a huge risk themselves for allowing these parents to be so lax , but again, that is the schools issue. wish me luck......I will update again! keep the ideas coming!! thanks, Jen


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