TITLE

President Bush Bails Out on Bird-Flu Plan: "You're on Your Own" If It Strikes

AUTHOR(S)
Ashford, Ellie
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Education Digest;Sep2006, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports the ways in which school districts in locations across the U.S. are in the process of considering what their role will be in the event that the country happens to be hit by a bird influenza pandemic. It highlights ideas being considered by school districts which have already been drafting plans. The issues they are covering include communicating with students' parents and managing to continue to provide instruction in the event of extended school closings. The article explains that U.S. President George W. Bush's plan for dealing with a pandemic says businesses, communities, and the public should be prepared to be "on their own" for significant periods of time, and it outlines how schools should interpret the U.S. Health and Human Services Pandemic Influenza Plan.
ACCESSION #
22680779

 

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