I'm sorry, but when I was growing up---and even when my kids were growing up---reasonable parents did not expect school officials to inconvenience the entire student body for the sake of their child with food allergies/asthma/learning disability etc.
In fact, I'd never even heard
of food allergies until I had kids in school......why do you suppose there are so many kids with allergies now, as opposed to 40 or 50 years ago? I'm sure food allergies existed even back then, but we never heard about it because nobody made a big deal out of it or asked 400 grade-schoolers to give up their PB & J. Some of the posters here have stated that the child in question should have the right to attend school and be "normal".........but how normal can any child possibly feel if peanut products are banned on school grounds because of him/her?
For my money, this illustrates a much larger problem with American society that goes far beyond one elementary school. So many people have come to believe that life is some sort of Burger King......that they're entitled to demand special treatment, to inconvenience others, to have everything their way. I'm not saying that food allergies aren't real or that they aren't serious, even deadly; however, those parents will not be around forever to shield their little girl from every potential exposure to peanuts, nor will society at large give up their Skippy Super Chunky and their PayDay bars to accomodate her.
(Personally, I think the child needs allergy shots; while it's a PITA to have to go to the doctor's office every week for a year or two, I can tell you from experience that the shots help.......often for decades. But that's soooooo inconvenient in today's hurry-up world---far easier to simply ask all the other parents in the school district to forgo peanut products when packing lunches for their kids.
Just my .02 worth.