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This morning at 8:05am the secretary from my 4 1/2yos school called and said he didn't have all his immunizations. I know this. My son is on a very delayed schedule where his shots are separated like the MMR is given as three shots instead of one combined one. She said technically he could not come to school. She said his doctor's temporary medical exemption wasn't a good enough reason!?! (I always thought a medical exemption was the gold standard for exemptions unlike religious or philosophical exemptions. My state does not have the latter exemption.)<br><br>
She said he needed a permanent medical exemption but my doctor cannot pin point if his vaccinations have caused his speech issues so she doesn't feel comfortable giving one. (For the record it's not just signing a paper but a long process in my state.) My son only had 4 shots in 4 1/2 years. I do not think they caused his problems. He didn't get his first one until he was 9 mos old and then it was a single one. Why can't the schools accept true diversity? My son is getting vaccinations just not the way they prefer it be done. My son goes back in 3 mos for another immunization and again 3 mos after that. School will be over and he still wouldn't have them all.<br><br>
When I got to school I withdrew my 4 1/2yo. My oldest two attended public school for 11 days. My youngest attended for 3 hours. My youngest dd has never attended public school.<br><br>
It seems the public schools I have had experience with just cannot meet my children's needs. I read about great schools all the time but that has not been my personal experience.<br><br>
I am open-minded enough to try the public schools even though we are homeschoolers. This just cements my feelings that public school is not for my children.<br><br>
Sincerely,<br>
Debra, homeschooling mom of 4
 

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OMG!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I am so sorry.<br><br>
We are on a very delayed schedule and have a yearly medical exemption. It is good for her therapies at school and the preschool program at DH's work daycare. We have had NO problems with it.<br><br>
I am so sorry they are being UA violations about this.
 

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I am sorry. I wish it could have been a better experience for you and your son.
 

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wow! I'm really surprised that the dr's temporary medical exemption wasn't "good enough" for the school nurse. You probably could have fought it, but I completely understand not wanting to deal with that.<br><br>
You might have done better filing a religious exemption and not telling the school that you've vaccinated at all.
 

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Oh no! I can't believe they did that to you. So much for the idea that public schools are interested in helping special needs. I'm sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<a href="http://www.scps.k12.fl.us/community_involvement/_doc/RegistrationInformation.pdf:" target="_blank">http://www.scps.k12.fl.us/community_...formation.pdf:</a><br><br>
"Seminole County Public Schools’ policy does not grant a 30-day extension to obtain required immunizations or a physical."<br><br>
but that may not have anything to do with a temporary medical exemption. It may mean if you show up and it is found you need an immunization then you have to get it in order to come back to school.<br><br>
I also found notes from 1998 where the superintendent recommended a student be accomodated for a medical exemption. Needless to say I am not going to ask the current superintendent if he will agree with my child's doctor on my child's plan of treatment esp since he's not a doctor!
 

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I found the law:<br><br><a href="http://www.know-vaccines.org/statutes.html" target="_blank">http://www.know-vaccines.org/statutes.html</a><br><br>
The temp exemption should have been accepted.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I found the law:<br><br><a href="http://www.know-vaccines.org/statutes.html" target="_blank">http://www.know-vaccines.org/statutes.html</a><br><br>
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So are you gonna tell them they're full of crap?
 

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Yes the exemption should have been accepted. School nurses are notorious for deceiving parents when it comes to exemption laws. I'm not saying that you should take your son back but I would at least call the nurse and educate her! Grr I hate hearing things like this happening. It definitely sounds like you've not had a good set of experiences with the public school system.
 

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Yeah, I have heard of a lot of cases where they tell you they absolutely have to have them. Once you show them the law and let them know you know the law, then they can't do anything about it. Of course it would be understandable if you don't want to go through that.<br><br>
At my son's school there is a big sign at the office that says by law nobody is allowed to go to the school that isn't immunized. Funny because my son isn't immunized and he goes to the school. I love how they try to mislead.
 

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I didn't have the FL Statutes on me!?! I'm just a mom of a disabled child. I am going to write a letter to the Principal and the Superintendent citing the law. I am not going to bring my child back. I don't trust them. I just don't want this to happen to any other homeschooler seeking help for their disabled child. Ain't bureaucracy grand?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So are you gonna tell them they're full of crap?</div>
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I am!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I didn't have the FL Statutes on me!?! I'm just a mom of a disabled child. I am going to write a letter to the Principal and the Superintendent citing the law. I am not going to bring my child back. I don't trust them. I just don't want this to happen to any other homeschooler seeking help for their disabled child. Ain't bureaucracy grand?</div>
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Good for you!! They need a kick in the butt!
 
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