The cruel irony is that even though almost all my students qualify for free lunch, most of their parents had been working 50 hour weeks between 2 and 3 jobs (mostly in the casinos here). During this economic crunch most have had their hours cut way back and their job status is shaky at best. Not a good time to have to stay home if you “think” you might be sick or “think” your child might be sick. So what implications does that have if this flu situation goes from being a possible disaster that MIGHT be waiting to happen, to one that is? What position is that putting people in?
Just found out my school district’s policy has become, if even 1 student in a school gets H1N1 flu the whole school goes home for 5 to 7 days. I think they get the implications.