Teachers should not guess whether students have fever

State School Superintendent Christina Kishimoto has said that teachers shouldn’t be asked to take students’ temperatures because they aren’t doctors.

Reading a thermometer is a simple and objective act. Superintendent Kishimoto’s suggestion that instead, teachers make a subjective decision about whether a child looks “flushed” or otherwise symptomatic, makes no sense.

Let’s use available technology to learn what facts we can and not make guesses!

Chris Wooding



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