Refusal to get vaccine should not be an issue

My family and I have been longtime residents of West Seneca. My family consists of my husband and I, our daughter and our two grandchildren, ages 3 and 2. We have never used the West Seneca School District, electing to send our daughter to parochial schools – paying exorbitant school taxes and school tuition as well.

My eldest grandchild will be eligible for universal pre-K this fall. My daughter has jumped through hoops to make this happen. She was one of the first to apply when open enrollment was available. She did the dance, provided the paperwork and was finally calmed when she was told her daughter had been accepted. Little side bar here, she has refused to have her daughters inoculated with the MMR vaccine. It is her choice; one that I agree with.

She received the call today: “No MMR, no admittance.” Perhaps she can apply with a religious document?

The bottom line is she did not drink the Kool-Aid. Apparently the West Seneca School District feels it knows more and has the right to decide what is best for our family.

I back my child completely with her decision to avoid a vaccine that is controversial. Will her children be completely repelled from school because of her choice? Will we be freed from paying school taxes if West Seneca does not allow her children entry?

Julie Czosek

West Seneca