My ex husband and I were also unfairly singled out due to my daughter's illness at the beginning of the school year. After we had our attendance agreement conference I felt intimidated into send her to school even when she was sick. The school did not take into consideration that she is a good kid with very good grades and no conduct problems. I know for a fact that many teachers feel this "witch hunt" is wrong but are not able to speak up for obvious reasons. School officials need to realize sometimes kids get sick but the nature of the illness doesn't warrent a visit to the Dr and focus more on the kids w/ behavioral problems that are a threat to our childrens safety.