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Sick? No big deal for Lee schools

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September

While Pinellas schools labor over how to deal with student absences in wake of the flu scare, Lee schools seem to have no such concerns.

Officials there urge families to keep sick kids home, but the Fort Myers News-Press reports that the district has no plans to give kids any leeway if they do miss school. That despite what appears to be an increase in the number of reported swine flu cases.

"The district does not create its procedures and policies in anticipation of something that could or could not happen, or something that no one has a clear picture of how it may or may not affect our operations," district spokesman Joe Donzelli told the News-Press.

Got that? If so, answer us this. Does Lee have it right with its approach? Or is Pinellas on the right track with its way of dealing with things? Just curious.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:36am]

    

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