As most of you know, Super Spawn started 3k this month. I put him in a faith-based private school thinking of anywhere, he’d be well taken care of there.
I’m here to tell you otherwise.
Turns out, in the State of Florida at least, faith-based schools are exempt from licensing standards. They’re exempt from following the Administrative Code, and the Department of Children and Family’s code of Ethics.
Nobody will touch them.
I’ve had to learn all of this the hard way. Not only was my three-year-old son neglected by his teacher (who refused to allow him any kind of drink because he had a nap-time accident), but his rights were violated under the American’s with Disabilities Act when his EpiPen was sent home with the wrong child.
I won’t even go into how illegal and dangerous it was for them to send an injectable prescription medication home with the wrong child.
I’m not saying this to name names or point fingers. I simply want to inform parents of something I just learned that could have meant the difference between life and death for my child.
This may not be something that effects you right now. But one day, when you do have kids, it’ll be something in the back of your mind to remember. Check on it. Make sure that you can really put your trust in the people who care for your child, and make sure if they break that trust you have someone to back you up and enforce safe measures for the children who remain in that school.