Re: The RT Thread Part V
It depended on what they had. Sometimes they had pink eye, fifths disease, ear infections fevers etc. We have a lot of property and I'd let them go outside, just not with other kids. Frankly, even if they did have intestinal issues, the yard was a good place to burn off energy. Sitting still didn't make it cure quicker, they just needed to be able to get to a rest room pronto, which isn't always possible in a school setting. Our nurses had a quick trigger finger for sending students home, a pain in the butt and most times they wanted them home through the following day.
Originally Posted by MandaBella
Two is an odd number. I've heard of 2 personal days but 2 sick days are not the norm in this area. Laws govern that sick days can be used to care for an ill child as well as yourself here.
I do wish more people in general would stay home when they are ill, but I know that isn't feasible. And remember what may appear as a cold to you may actually be an allergic response, so therefore not contagious. I know this from many years of personal experience.
My DD's campus is like that now. You really don't have the option of staying in bed with you want to do well. Their health service department does have a really good policy in place for ill students with paper dates, presentations, speeches etc if you are really sick. It prevents instructors from messing with students and if the instructors don't bidge the emergency dean takes on the staff. Have little tolerance for staff breaking policy. They also make it difficult for staff to reach tenure. They make the staff prove annually that they are worthy of their jobs every year, kinda like most of us.
My DD and I both have allergy issues. My DD's at times even mess with her breathing. Doc's tried to initially treat as asthma. Boy am I glad we are past those misdiagnosis'.
Boys!! My mom had the same rules for being home sick too! If you stayed home from work/school due to illness, you did NOT leave the house unless you were going to/from the doctor, hospital, and/or pharmacy. That was it. You were homebound. I still follow that rule today. And if you were feeling better, great....but your butt still stayed home!
We were to give a detailed reason for why they were out when we called in. I never did. Too much info dangerous with them. What were they going to do to me?
Some people are like Slinkies.
They aren't really good for anything,
but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.
Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.