Chronic Absenteeism and Asthma

June 11th, 2018 | Posted By: Gabriela Calderon | Posted in News

1 in 5 students in Maryland is chronically absent. One of the greatest challenges in Maryland schools is to support students in getting to school.

The CDC lists asthma as one of the main causes of school absenteeism. According to Dr. Kate Connor, our medical director, “Extreme weather or a common cold can send an asthmatic child to the emergency room. Some parents will keep children home on Code Red weather days out of fear they’ll have asthma attacks at school. The sheer number of kids this impacts is huge”

Read more about Maryland’s efforts to combat student absenteeism from the Baltimore Sun.