OH School demands records, Please help!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-21-2003
OH School demands records, Please help!
Tue, 06-02-2009 - 6:39pm

We enrolled our 5 year old daughter in Kindergarden for the Fall. We live in Ohio, and the law states that we can submit a letter exempting her from immunizations for any of the common three reasons. I gave the filled out form to them, exempting her on philosophical and religious reasons - when we registered her.

It's been months, and I finally get this letter in the mail stating that Ohio Law mandates these immunizations, and they sent home a form with local clinics and told us to make her an appointment.

We follow homeopathy and have a homeopathic D.O. as our family doctor. I am livid that they are trying to bully us into getting her shots.

This is the PDF from Ohio's website. It looks like they can't deny her... but have included a loop hole that the school can discreetly deny her due to her posing a "threat" to other children.


I'm planning on getting another form from the doctors, signing that and going down to the school and handing it to them in person.

What do I do if they deny her? I cannot bring myself to get her immunized, and home schooling is not an option. Please help!



iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 06-04-2009 - 3:34pm

Same here - just bare in mind, each disease will have different amount of days to be dismissed should there be an outbreak.


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-2007
Sat, 06-06-2009 - 5:40pm

It always cracks me up when they tell non-vax families that if there is an outbreak "your kids can't come to school"! Heh~if there is an outbreak of lice I wouldn't want my children in school, thank you. Seriously. As if any rational person would want their kids there?

I think you handled it perfectly. I would have called, or stopped in and then if I really was getting that story, I would bring them a copy of the Ohio Revised Code. If that didn't work, I would ask an attorney to write a nice letter to the district.

Our kids are in public schools and we've never had a problem. Really, I think they just want their files complete and legal, I think the could really give a rat what you do.