posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 02:18 AM
That would be highly suspect. Schools can't even administer baby aspirin to children without parental consent. And, that would certainly fall under
the area of parental consent.
...or, some school district is going to be facing some mighty big lawsuits.
I hate to burst your bubble... but their are a few schools out there that follow a different set of rules....
I am still looking for the answer as to why.
My oldest son started attending a small town school in the late 90's. Class size less than 20. He was.. and still is a very intelligent and active
person. When he was in the first grade... the school system decided he had ADHD. I was given a business card for a specialist and told to make an
appointment to get him on medication ASAP. I admit I was a little "dummied down" myself at that time because I trusted the school system. (I grew up
attending a small school not far from this one in the same county myself... it was not until I was an adult that I found out the "fluoride swish" we
were made to do did not happen to everyone" So... as a young mom trusting the school and the medical field my child would "learn better" an be
able to "focus" I began to feed him his daily dose of Dexedrine... It did not take long for me to realize the stuff was bad. When I stopped giving
him his daily dose of stupid.... the school insisted I leave a bottle of stupid with them for the days I refused to make my son swallow the stupid
pill before he left for school.
3 years down the road.... youngest son began his 13 year journey into this school system....It didn't take long for them to decide he must have ADHD
as well.... At this point, I had "woke up" and realized how messed up this public school system was! Every child in the school that was a critical
thinker or refused to "dummy down" were referred and STONGLY requested to be medicated. Youngest was also given a medical refusal to NOT receive
certain vaccination due to a sever reaction that was documented confirmed by his pediatrician. But I digress...
I got tired of fighting with the idiots in charge of this system. Even wondered if Home Schooling was an option for me.. But my kids were thriving
despite the war I fought behind the scenes. I started to empty out the contents of the Dexedrine capsules into the toilet and replaced the
"multicolored candy" with real candy sprinkles you put on cakes.
Not long after I started replacing "the stupid pills" My youngest came home after school on a Friday with a hematoma the size of a baseball cut in
half on his forehead. Where I live.... you can't just walk into a clinic on the weekend because they are closed... I was livid! as you would expect
a mom would be... could not contact the school until Monday... I have a background in healthcare so I was worried about the injury and knew how to
monitor the situation and would have rushed him to the closest ER if needed. I called my neighbor and good friend who worked as a lunch lady after
my calls were ignored by the teachers and principal and asked her what she knew.... She told me she saw the injury at lunch and worried enough to ask
my child if anyone had called his mom... He said he assumed someone did.... That was the day I stopped pretending to feed my oldest the "stupid"
pill and refused to take him to another appointment with the "county mental health nurse the school referred me to when he was 6"
Fast forward to the following Monday morning.... I went to the school to speak with the teachers and principal. When I asked them WHY was I not
informed of his injury as soon as it happened, or at least been given the courtesy of a phone call or at the very least a note sent home in his back
pack.... This was the response.... "Do you want us to call you every time he needs a Band-Aid? Of course my response was a big YES!
To sum this all up in a neat little package.... My boys were active in sports and community activities despite the school system they attended.
Oldest was an officer in the FFA in High School and went on to join a branch of the Military at 17 with my permission. here is the ironic part of the
picture.... had I not made the choice to replace the "stupid pill" with candy sprinkles and refused to take him to the nit wit the school referred
me to so that he would be medicated daily with ADHD meds.... this Amazing young man would have been disqualified from joining his chosen MOS if he
had been medicated. I was not surprised when he received his security clearance in Basic... He did not come from a home that was full of drugs. My
kids were a little more privileged than most in our community according to others... In a way they were.... But not because we had more money than
others... We taught them to give back to their community by the donations we gave in support of the good things our friends and neighbors
enjoy...Discussed the daily news at the supper table every night. My kids went to a "progressive" school..... they started issuing personal
computers every kid 10+ years ago with a grant on the governments dime.
Sorry Stardust.... you are a little out of touch.