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    Filed at 5:46 am under by dcobranchi

    Another reason to avoid the entanglements that come with g-school sports:

    Will homeschoolers be vaccinated, too?

    While the law recently signed by Gov. Ed Rendell that allows home-schooled children the opportunity to participate in public school extra-

    curricular activities is admirable and fair, there is one aspect of homeschooling that I haven’t seen addressed.

    More than a few parents of home-schooled children eschew most, if not all, vaccinations for their children for one reason or another. When the new law becomes effective in January, I hope safeguards are in place that will protect public school children from any diseases possibly carried by their home-schooled counterparts.

    This can be done by requiring the proper documentation of immunizations that would otherwise be necessary for admission into the public school system. I really don’t think a simple, written statement by the parents would suffice, because they may believe the immunizations are detrimental to their children’s health.

    Ronald Pizarie

    East Allen Township

    5 Responses to “LETTER OF THE DAY”

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    November 20th, 2005
    at 7:07 am

    Now we’re potential lepers too? What an idiot — the g-school kids already *are* vaccinated, so why are they in any danger?

    Comment by
    November 20th, 2005
    at 7:14 am

    Yeah but when has logic ever stopped an educrat? I can easily see this being a requirement to play.

    Comment by
    November 20th, 2005
    at 11:04 am

    1. The homeschool law already requires HEK to certify/attest/notarize and provide “evidence that the child has been immunized in accordance with the provisions of section 1303 (a) and has received the health and medical services required for students of the child’s age or grade level in Article XIV;”, the same regs as the public school.
    2. All students may get a religious exemption, whether homeschool or other, under 28 PA Code Section 23.84.

    Comment by
    November 20th, 2005
    at 12:40 pm

    It’s Pennsylvania – logic doesn’t apply.

    This is my local paper – should make for an interesting discussion in the comments section.

    Comment by
    Dennis O'D
    November 21st, 2005
    at 11:01 am

    The overwhelming evidence of debilitating life-long injuries and sometimes deaths- that vaccines have, and continue to cause, is easily found.


    I wasn’t properly informed and my child got about half of the “required” immunizations. I also feel that we got lucky, in that she seems to not have been injured by them. I would encourage all parents to research this issue thoroughly before deciding to vaccinate or not.