Fair Bathroom Use And Regulations For Students

Fair Bathroom Use And Regulations For Students

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jennifer long started this petition to Jackie Corey Lehigh Senior High School Principal and

Students at Lehigh Senior High School have to be escorted by school security to use the bathrooms during classes. Between classes, having over 2,600 students, many cannot utilize this short time period to use the bathroom. Students and parents have been heard stating that in spite of the increase in security staff this year, students (some with documented disabilities and medical issues, Dr.'s notes etc.) have had to wait up to 20 minutes for a staff response, but sometimes security staff do not even come at all to provide relief.  This not only is unhealthy physically, but emotionally damaging as well. These are children who are preparing to be adults, not young children. The need for child safety is understood, however not at the detriment of child health. UTI's, bladder control problems, over stretching the bladder muscles, bowel obstruction or even kidney failure from bladder pressure or incontinence can occur from holding body waste for too long. 

The need for safety of students is understood, however, treating children like they have done something wrong by escorting them with security undermines good behaviors and encourages bad behaviors. In addition, how can our children perform well in school when all they can focus on is relieving oneself? This seems like cruel and unusual punishment for all children regardless of any behavioral issues, as there is no telling how long they must wait, or even if someone comes to assist them at all. Allowing children to use the bathroom in a timely fashion is human dignity and a necessity, not a luxury or privilege. 

Please, reconsider or streamline your bathroom policy, as it's in the best interests of our children.

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