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Re: [IPp] I need some help!



Thankyou Michael and Cindy for your quick responses!  It took my husband
reading them to get him REALLY fired up!  Thanks again, and I am anxiously
awaiting the info Cindy!! Laura
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2002 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [IPp] I need some help!


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> > Dear fellow parents,
> > I have read all the posts about parents fighting for their kids
> > rights, and I thought my situation was going so well....until this
> > week.  I had asked our principal if Jeffrey could test in the
> > classroom since I and his teacher were worried about him missing
> > sooo much class time walking back and forth to the nurse.  Now let
> > me say that we have the BEST nurse, she truely loves our son and
> > takes the best care of him, as does his teacher.  But our poor nurse
> > is streched out between k-5-4th grade, 800 students, and she is
> > stressed to the limit.  (which we think is a lawsuit waiting to
> > happen)  Long story short, our principal told me this week that it
> > was against the law to let Jeffrey test in the classroom because it
> > was considered an invasive procedure.
>
> He's blowing smoke. The only law that could be remotely related would
> be OSHA regulations on blood bourne pathogens and it has some
> specific exclusions that cover waste such as test strips, tampons,
> etc.... Your son must hang on to the sharps (lancettes) and bring
> them home, but that is not a big deal.
>
> I suggest you inform him that he is violating your son's rights under
> Section 504 of the federal codes and that Jeffery will be testing in
> the classroom, the easy way or the hard way, his choice with his
> school potentially losing all federal funding. Load your cannons!
>
> Michael
> email @ redacted
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