September 26, 2009 2:34 PM

With flu threat, schools rethink perfect attendance awards

Attaining a perfect attendance award in school traditionally has been a much-coveted feat, but this year schools don't necessarily want students to be so devoted. The lure of prizes or medals can be so strong that some students come to school even when they are sick, but with swine flu swirling, school districts around the country want to make sure sick youngsters stay home.

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