BEREA, Ky. (AP) — Officials have canceled classes at Berea Community schools because so many students are out with illnesses.
Superintendent Mike Hogg told WKYT-TV (http://bit.ly/ZjKgrA) that attendance dropped below 90 percent on Thursday "and that's too low to continue school."
Hogg says classes were called off on Friday, but will resume on Monday. He says hopefully the extra day off will give students some time to get better and give custodial staff time to go through and disinfryect everything.
The school system is the latest in the region to close for illness. School districts in Laurel and Whitley counties, as well as in the city of Corbin, have also canceled classes in recent weeks due a high number of absences caused by illness.
Information from: WKYT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com