Absenteeism Is Expensive: Do the Math
Approximately 1/5 of the population attends or works in schools. (U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Digest of Education Statistics, 1999, NCES 2000-031, Washington, DC 2000.) When illness occurs, the cash register of “lost days and dollars” starts to ring!
Is teacher absenteeism keeping your budget in the red?
Refer to the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP! program materials for hands-on strategies that can help keep your
students and teachers healthy.
Start now by encouraging teachers and school nurses
to organize a clean hands team. Everyone can benefit by participating in fun
hand cleaning activities.
Equip your teachers with the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP! program materials using the links below.
Costs in Time and Money
Administration Paying substitute teachers.
Re-teaching absent students.
Missing classes and extracurricular opportunities.
Worry, lost work days, and additional health care expenses with an ill child at home.
Decreased participation in school meals.