I apologize for vague subject, feel free to edit a better one.
Our child has very severe pollen allergy leading to heavy asthma (a year ago he had to be taken to ER with major asthma attack, after mere 2 days outside).
Together with the child's pediatrician, we have developed a plan to manage the condition (he is on steroids when needed, and is restricted from going outside in spring/summer months when either the pollen count is high or his breathing volume is below pediatrician's preferred value).
- IMPORTANT: The plan is flexible. She (and us) is comfortable with him going outside if the conditions are auspicious.
Overall, the school (elementary school in USA, ages 7-11) has been very understanding and accommodating. During outdoor recess, they would allow him to be indoors when needed, and followed our daily written instructions on whether he's allowed outside.
Then trouble arouse. A school nurse called us and said she had a couple of complaints from some unnamed parent that our child wasn't allowed outside.
She apologized and said that they can get in major trouble because of that, and from that point on, they require a formal letter from pediatrician that prohibits going outside.
The issue with that is that, AFTER such a letter was given, they are no longer allowed to let him outside AT ALL - even on days when according to pediatrician's rules he's OK to go.
So, because of that anonymous parents' meddling, our child was denied the opportunity to either be outside or play with his classmates during outdoor recess on those days when pollen is low.
The school refused to tell us who the parent was.
Do we have a recourse against an anonymous parent making our child's life harder by ensuring he's 100% cooped up even on days he doesn't have to be?
The only rational course (have the doctor write the detailed plan of when he's allowed outside) was no-go with the school - they said they can not take on such a flexible plan they would be responsible for; even though they were/are fine with US making such a decision before the complaint was made.