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My dd is in a private school right now, and they have been wonderful about her pn allergy. The parents and the school have done everything they can without much fight from me. The problem is that I am moving to California and to a public school. Where do I start? Do I go in with demands of pn free tables or a full pn free school, when your children started school what was your first conversation? Were you open for discusion or did you go in with demands? I don't know what to ask for in regards to her safety.

On May 13, 2005

Love my babies,

This link may be helpful...


By the way, you may get better responses to school-specific questions in the Schools thread. Go ahead and ask away - there are many posters here from California. If you share where in CA you're moving to, perhaps someone here can give you some local insight. Also, make sure you check out some of the CA posts in the Support Groups thread...again, you might find someone near the community where you plan to move that has useful information...

On May 14, 2005

Do you think it might be helpful to have a Section 504 accommodation plan in hand to give to your new school?

What do you think about requesting a Section 504 Designation from your current school, now, with them knowing that you're leaving?

On May 14, 2005

Since it is the weekend, I don`t have time for a long post, but where are you moving? I am in L.A. and could suggest a great public school for pa. Our principal is ana to bee stings and is very supportive. Any chance you are moving to L.A.?

On May 14, 2005

I am moving to the L.A area, specifically the Santa Clarita Area. Many of you talk about a 504 for school, I have never done one and am researching it right now.

On May 14, 2005

My daughter`s kindergarten and first grade teacher was FANTASTIC. She was VERY concerned about the pa. She moved to Santa Clarita after first grade (3 years ago). She is teaching there. I will find out what school she is at. Will come back and post more Monday about the 504. I hope you can get her for a teacher. Your child will be very safe. She can smell peanut butter at a greater distance than me and is very strict about no peanut products in the room. She also is very psychologically aware. In kindergarten instead of having a peanut free table, the kids with peanuts had to eat in a special area (rather than the pa person). Great idea.

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On May 20, 2005

So sorry it took me so long to get back here. I have been busy with work, and not much time to be on this site this week. My daughter`s former teacher is at Mountain View Elementary School in Santa Clarita. Last I knew she was teaching combined K/1. About the 504, the things I asked for were hand washing before and after eating, parents requested not to send peanut products in lunches (this was only a request, not something parents had to follow), no peanut products to be eaten in the classroom, no craft projects with peanut products. I can`t think of anything else right now.