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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post

I know I won't, but it's such a PITA and I'm so not looking forward to the questions and the staff staring at my like I have 2 heads and like I'm one of those crazy non vaxers.  I want to yell at them that I'm also one of those crazy extended breastfeeders, non cio-er, gentle discipliners.  Argh!  I'm so crazy I actually want my children to feel safe in this world and loved by their parents in the daytime and night time and understand the natural or logical consequences for their actions.  It's crazy, I know.  Sigh.  Sorry for the tangent. 

 

Back on the topic, I do agree ma2two, none of the potential outbreaks scare me.  Those are regular childhood diseases that I wouldn't keep my kids home from school to try to avoid  (besides by the time I hear about it would probably be too late to avoid anyways).  Also, I read through the manual and if there was ever a case of any contagious disease in the school, all parents would be notified.  (As I feel is right.) 

 

So, I also had to look up forgery.  And, you have to have intent to defraud and when I looked up defraud it you have to deceive or cheat with the purpose of causing financial loss to another or bring about some financial gain to oneself.  So, it's definitely not forgery because there's no financial gain.  But, there's so many other laws and, of course, I don't know them all, so even if it's not forgery it could be illegal somewhere else.  (But, I don't see how.) 

 

But, I guess it's just an academic question since I will file for an exemption based on my religious beliefs.  I agree with what others said, that the lie would have to be perpetuated for 12 years and what about if my son started saying the truth when it comes up in science class or wherever.  He'd probably be the one to spill the beans. 



ds is starting K in 6 weeks, we went to pre-enrollment and i stressed over the relgious exemptions worried i would be put on the spot and questioned but really it was way easier than i thought. I took the letter i wrote, the nurse read over it and said it looked fine (she said i must have written them before) but i said, no i hadn't i just wanted to be thorough. I researched just for a few days, quoted some state and federal laws regarding the exemption pertaining to our state, and i learned some things, like athesim is considered a religion ie athetist can file religious exemptions and that only one parent has to be 'religous' to file the claim which is good because dh is an atheist and I loosely follow unitarian beliefs...

 

but i wouldn't lie about being vaccinated for things that ds or dd is not, i do however forgo that ds has been vaccinated for the first 9 months as it would bring up a lot of questions of his partial vax status and i don't want to go into that..

 

post #22 of 25

Would I knowingly violate the law, in order to receive public school benefits?  Nope.  There's even less of an excuse if you have a religious exemption available to which you adhere.  The schools are required to monitor the vaccination status of children under their care, and you'd be interfering with that, and for no good reason.

post #23 of 25

I work for the public schools in my area & I haven't heard of anyone actually checking doctors signatures or verifying information. However, the religious exemption seems so much easier and you wouldn't have to worry about getting caught.

post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by MeredithA View Post

I work for the public schools in my area & I haven't heard of anyone actually checking doctors signatures or verifying information. However, the religious exemption seems so much easier and you wouldn't have to worry about getting caught.


the school nurse at our school checked every single form to make sure it was complete, and would have recognized if a signature was off--most of our doctors use some sort of identifying stamp in addition to their signature, so if the form looked off, it would have been checked more closely.

 

I think lying on the form is a really bad idea, and is really unethical.

 

post #25 of 25

I don't think it's a great idea in your case. At the college level, I know of a couple of older students who ended up just giving a random second date for the MMR because they didn't have two shots in their first year since that isn't how it was done when they were one.

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