Parents rights vs school policy?
I have asked many questions and searched but only found opinions.. and well I would like to know if anyone here has any more information. My children, ages 10 and 6 go to public school and I have become "that mom" .. after fighting for about a year my daughter finally has a 504 plan.. in order to get to that point I had to jump through so many hoops.. recently I was told that in order for my son to miss gym or any activity that I would need a doctors note. He has bronchitis.. I saw the doctor and he took his meds. I sent in a letter explainging he has bronchitis and simply asked that during activities like running and the like that he simply sit out if it was affecting him.. that day my son comes home and said that the gym teacher made him run.. when I asked about my letter I was told that the school policy states a letter from the DOCTOR is needed every time. Um, why is the teacher can use their discretion, the nurse, the doctor but not a parent? So I see the doctor today who is more then willing to write that letter.. however at this point i am so annoyed with it that I do not take it.. I want to fight this so called policy as it is not possible for every person to bring a child in for a sniffle.. nor do many families go down that path.. or have the money to do so. What are my legal rights as a parent? The school throws "policy" in my face too many times.. I am told Policy is how they run the school but it is not legally the way in which things HAVE to be done.. so where does that leave me? I have faught on recess and homework.. I have faught on medical issues as well.. all of which infringe on the way we raise our children. I know I have to give and take but they take take take.. UGH