I just returned from the junior high where I abandoned all hope of them finding all the various asthma medication permission slips I'd already turned in and ran back in with copies which I had fortunately kept. Yes, I had the doctor fill out the school district form. Yes, I did my duty and signed the bottom and back of that form. And yes, having a vague memory of yet another form I asked at registration and they had me do the asthma plan form. Then I get a call (answering machine message) from the school nurse stating that he also needs a form signed by me to keep the inhaler in his gym locker. So I head back in this morning only to discover they had nothing on file, that the nurse claims not to have called me, and that they don't use an asthma plan form. I'll never feel guilty again for slipping a contraband cough drop into my son's lunch bag. That's almost as good as the new Power Woman Female Band Director who sent home a contract for parents and kids to sign. On it was a clause for performances stating the various acceptable reasons for missing performances, which included illness and death in the family. It went on to say they needed to give her a note in writing two weeks in advance so she could approve it. Now *that's* what I call being in control.