Parents' fear of job loss means more sick kids in school

02/16/2009 | San Diego Union-Tribune

Nurses at a California school are asking parents not to send their children to school if they are sick and are encouraging sanitation as a way to prevent the spread of germs. However, some say the current economic climate could lead more parents to send their sick children to school. "Parents are afraid to leave work," said Rosemary Jaworski, a school nurse at Horton Elementary School in San Diego. "I think we're going to see more parents giving the kid ... Tylenol and hoping they'll make it through the day."

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