I'm sure not if this is the right place for this but....
So my son started Kindergarten this week & I found out that the school district requires clear backpacks...when I shopped for a clear backpack they appear to all be made of PVC. I am shocked (well not so much) that they are requiring children to use a toxic material 5 days a week when BPA-free/phthalate-free children products are now being mandated.
I ensure that little to no PVC come into our home. Why on earth would I allow my child to come in contact with PVC daily? Am I going to be that parent that causes a big to-do at PTO meetings? Not only is my kid not going to use a PVC laden backpack, I don't think any kid should be carrying them.
My son's school goes up to 6th grade & I guess there is a concern with some of the older kids bringing contraband to school. Like seriously, a kid couldn't find a way to bring something "bad" to school?
How can I best handle this without becoming a nuisance parent?