School Nurse Comment

“I feel medically related absences have a huge impact on academic performance, because if the student has missed a lot of classroom lesson time (especially elementary classroom time) the student has missed a lot of fundamental skills that he or she needs to build on. And how can you continue to build when there is not a foundation to build on? And if the students do not have foundation skills, their overall academic performance will be poor. I do believe that if we improve the overall health of our students’ dental care and medical care, academic performance will improve. Healthy Children Learn Better.”