Remove "Quiet Campus" bathroom policy from Sweet Home Middle and High School.
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Sweet Home Middle and High School is instituting a Quiet Campus Policy, removing the right for students to use the bathroom during class time.
Using the bathroom is a basic human right. When you have to go, you have to go...It's very simple.
A few facts:
1.) There are health issues related to having to hold your waste contents in your body. (UTI's, Intestinal blockage, kidney stones etc.) The habit that many people have of holding their pee can have grave consequences. Those periods of retention can produce severe urinary infections, bacterial infections that affect the urinary tract. This occurs due to the germs present in urine that have been sitting too long in the bladder. As time goes on, these infections can spread to the kidneys and lead to much more serious conditions like those that we will see now.
2.) Females, including my daughter have feminine issues or are just starting them. So many girls are embarrassed to talk about it, now they must wait until between classes to deal with it.
3.) What if the child tries to wait, and goes in their pants? That humiliation will never be lived down. Let the kids have their dignity.
4.) What about responsibility? You don't punish everyone because of a few. You take care of the problems as they arise. Figure our your solution without ruining things for every student in the school.
5.) You are not preparing the kids for the real world. You are lazily solving a disciplinary issue without thought or feeling. It's fairly easy to find which students are causing the problem. Address the issue with the student and their families.
6.) Being escorted to the bathroom shows the students lack of trust or faith in them and is a shot to their dignity.
7.) If our student has to explain his/her emergency and it is a medical condition, the school is now infringing on HIPAA compliance.
Elected members of the School Board have come out in defense of this policy and PTSA members have claimed I/we are just a group of misinformed parents setting off a fire storm.
Let's face it, going to the bathroom is not a privilege, it's a human necessity. If our children need to go to the bathroom, they should be able to...period.
Please sign this petition to show the administration our disgust with the policy, and have it removed.
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