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- Dec 13, '12 by T-Bird78I'd send the mass email out and if the offending teacher still won't cooperate then approach him directly. You can say that you have seen people complaining of headaches and respiratory issues when in that classroom--just don't specify whether it was the teacher or a student. I worked in an allergy/asthma clinic and we had posted signs all over the place stating our "no perfume/lotion/strong odor" policy and pts would still bathe in their Chanel No 5 on the way to the office, and a gentle verbal reminder that they could trigger asthma flare ups seemed to do the trick.
- Dec 13, '12 by Spidey's momWhat about folks who burn leaves near school grounds? Don't want to start a separate thread.
There is a rule up here in the mountains that you CAN burn leaves but not wet leave as they smolder and smoke more. I was at the elementary school two days ago and the kids on the playground were coughing and covering their mouths and noses with their coats, gagging from the smoke. I'm wondering about ordinances for schools.
- Dec 14, '12 by Flarethat's a tough nut to crack - i would think that this would venture into a local ordinance type thing where leaves can't be burned in close proximity to a school during school hours, especially if it's a chronic issue. if it's isolated, then adminstation should probably just step up as needed to assess environmental conditions that may require the children to be indoors from time to time.
- Dec 14, '12 by Spidey's momI talked with my administrator and he thought initially it would be up to the individual principal to see if this could be addressed in a polite and professional manner. Like, walk over and mention that the smoke is making the kids cough and maybe wait to burn at night.
I also put in a call to our local air resources board. They turfed me to a department where the voice mail was full. I'll try again today.
When we had fires up here - this air resources board would declare it too smoky for outdoor activities and soccer would be canceled. But not often - I remember mentioning on here how terrible the smoke was during some of my son's soccer games and how I wondered if I was the highest medical authority there maybe I should say the games should stop?
People get very defensive if you try to tell them what to do on their own land. But it is against regulations to burn anything wet - it makes more smoke and smolders for a long time.