Re: TB testing, do you really need it?
I also live in Cali and my DD will start Kindergarten in the fall. You can get a waiver for TB testing. I thought I had a paper from the school that listed the risk factors that are considered in giving the waiver, but I can't find it at the moment. Here is what I think I remember as risk factors. Family history, income level, possible exposure due to living conditions. TB is spread through the air and that is why it is "required". Your doctor should know you and your family enough to give you the waiver. If I find the paper that I am almost positive I have I will post the exact words. The health exam form that I have for my DD does have a spot for the Dr to waive the TB test. I plan to have it waived as well. I hope this helps.