I retired this past June after some 40 years as a public school teacher, the last 30 in the Olympia School District. I loved the daily contact with my students, and have wonderful memories of a most rewarding career. On the other hand, the issue of parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated for measles, gives me a familiar grinding feeling in my stomach, akin to my teaching days when I was forced to deal with certain situations I found completely unreasonable. I support a parent making the choice to eschew vaccinating their children, whatever the personal reason. However, the parental expectation of enrolling that same child or children in public school is completely unreasonable. It exposes people entering the building to a disease that was eradicated and is a dangerous public health threat. The mere fact that measles is making a comeback is tangible proof regarding the folly of not vaccinating. The concept of one's personal choice ending where another person's rights begin is a foreign concept to these parents, and simply should not be allowed. The obvious and reasonable solution to this problem is to mandate proof of vaccinations for every child prior to enrollment in any public school. Until this proof is presented, the school district should and will continue to offer and provide support for homeschooling. Reasonable people can also negotiate and work together for the common good of the entire community, especially regarding the areas of health and safety.