Local Pediatrician On Knowing When To Keep Your Child Home From School

Tulsa Public Schools recently announced a new initiative to improve attendance in the district. Pediatrician Dr. Scott Cyrus joined us to talk about when it's important to keep your child home.

Tuesday, February 20th 2024, 10:01 am

By: News On 6


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Tulsa Public Schools recently announced a new initiative to improve attendance in the district.

According to Superintendent Dr. Ebony Johnson, chronic absenteeism is close to 40-percent for the district, while the state average is 20-percent.

Related Story: Tulsa Public Schools Announces New Initiative To Improve Attendance

Across the country, students have been absent at record rates since schools reopened.

Kids are staying home for a myriad reasons such as illness, anxiety, depression, and bullying.

Pediatrician Dr. Scott Cyrus joined us to talk about when it's important to keep your child home.

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