Objecting to what they deem to be cumbersome accommodations for a student with a severe peanut allergy, parents at a Florida public school are urging administrators to remove the girl from the classroom and have her home-schooled.
Reuters reports the district denied the request because federal law requires the school to provide the accommodations, which include requiring kids to wash their hands before school and after lunch and rinse their mouths. The school also brought in a peanut-sniffing dog to sniff out the school during spring break.
Said a dad whose wife has protested the accommodations: “If I had a daughter who had a problem, I would not ask everyone else to change their lives to fit my life.”
Reuters was unable to reach the girl’s parents.
If you had a child at the school, how would you react? What if your child was the one stricken with the allergy?
Peanut allergy stirs controversy at Florida school [Reuters]