Why, because a kid in DS's 2and grade class ate another kid's nutter butter (stole it) and had an allergic reaction. Apparently now the mom is having a fit. This is not a situation where the kid can't be in the same room with peanut butter, it's that the kid hasn't been taught well enough to to steal other people's food. I called the principal on Friday and she said that there is no school rule to that effect. The teacher is allowed to make a rule for no peanut butter in the classroom but not in the lunch room. So I am planning on not sending peanut butter to the classroom, but to the lunch room, I will send what I want. My child is lactose intolerant so anything with milk is out (cheese crackers, cheese sandwiches, yogurt, string cheese) and while he will eat ham or turkery sandwiches occasionally but mostly as far as sandwiches go, it's peanut butter.
Don't get me wrong, if the child would be in danger of being in the same room with it but if the child just has to not eat it (since I didn't send it for that kid, it's ok) I am not going to go out of my way. I mean if my kid eats too much dairy, he could end up with a stomach bleed so guess what, I taught him not to eat dairy and not to eat other people's food, I didn't try to say that other kids couldn't have dairy at school.