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!