Alisa - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
Yesterday, I kept my kids home from school (7 & 5 years old) due to a huge outbreak of H1N1 and overall sickness at their school. Most of the classrooms have more than 1/2 the kids out sick. I am upset w/ the school since I don't believe they are handling the situation correctly and I am afraid that they are lying to the parents. The superintendent sent home a letter saying that the sick numbers are stabilizing but they have been consistently high (over 28% of the school sick) and are continuing to increase. I have talked w/ other parents many who have sick children and their kids are so sick they are hallucinating or dehydrated, etc. Reason 1 is to keep my kids healthy, #2 they can't be learning there when only 9 kids are their class (teachers don't want to teach & then reteach again), #3 sending a message that school officials cannot lie about the situation. I'm calling the health department about it today and submitting my curriculum to get approved so my kids can legally stay home. I have to say that I am praying about this situation but first I have to find some peace (I know I am too upset that the district would endanger the kids). My husband & I believe that maybe I should have home-schooled the kids to begin and now God is sending us that message as well (we were always on the fence about it...home-school, Christian school, or public school). The reason we went w/ public school is because our daughter's spiritual gift is evangelism so we felt so could touch kids in a public school who otherwise would not be.