Parents struggle to juggle sick kids, jobs

From Cincinnati Enquirer: Batavia School District Nurse Cathy Meyer often finds herself tangling with parents over sending their kids to school sick. And the students don’t just have the sniffles. One day last month, three kids were vomiting as they got off the school bus. When she confronts parents about sending kids who are sick,Continue reading “Parents struggle to juggle sick kids, jobs”

Don’t punish people for getting sick!

Via MomsRising: We’re moms and dads. We know firsthand how fast the flu travels through our workplaces, schools, and child care centers. We’ve been up at 3 am half-focused on caring for a sick child and half-focused on the related “what ifs?” What if I send her to school sick? Will she get worse, orContinue reading “Don’t punish people for getting sick!”

Cough if you need sick leave

  The short, lumpy red couch in Stili Klikizos’ second-grade classroom at Milwaukee’s Fratney Elementary School was meant for quiet-time reading. Now it’s “the sick couch,” a place for ill students to lie down as they await the bus that takes everybody home at day’s end. “The parents work and will lose pay if theyContinue reading “Cough if you need sick leave”