A Denver school recently sent a letter to parents encouraging their children to attend class, even if they were sick or in the school's specific words "even if they are not feeling well," according to 9NEWS. Is this a wise decision? Most health professionals (and even a lot of parents) will say your child should stay home if they are ill, especially if they have a fever.
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The reasoning behind the letter sent to Monarch Montessori School parents was Monday marked a "count day." That means children in school are counted on that day. Federal funding is based on that number.
"This is the day that is most important to us in regard to funding our school. As odd as it seems, if your child is not at school that day, we may not receive funding in their behalf. They will be served as students in our school, but their presence on Monday if of utmost importance and ensures that we will receive funding for them. Even if your child is not feeling well that day, please send them. (You'll never hear that from me any other time)." -School Staff
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Monarch Montessori, located in northeast Denver, is a charter school and provides education for infants, toddlers, preschool and lower-elementary students, according to 9NEWS.
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