Gaining School Buy-in

We have difficulty getting into schools because principals don't want students missing class due to increasing test score pressures. How do you get into the Philadelphia schools?

Finding someone in the school district (such as school health services or school nurses) who are worried about missed school days is what worked for us. We focus on helping them to reduce asthma-related missed school days and we are very flexible with when and how we implement interventions in the school based on their needs and concerns. We also ask them to participate in any planning of school-related interventions at the very beginning.