Community in Action
Prepared for H1N1?
In a timely ASCD Whole Child podcast,
school superintendent Jerry Weast and
a panel of experts discuss preparations
and concerns for this year’s flu season.
Weast leads the Montgomery County
Public Schools, a Maryland district of
about 142,000 students. Last spring,
his district got an early taste of H1N1
and had to temporarily shut down a
school that serves 1,600 students.
Download the podcast today at
and visit ASCD’s H1N1 resource page
at www.ascd.org/flu to stay on top of
developments relevant to the K– 12
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