The Polk School District announced Tuesday afternoon that school will be dismissed at noon on Wednesday and will be out for the rest of the week due to an outbreak of the flu or flu like symptoms.
“We’ve had more than 1,300 students and 74 teachers with the flu or flu-like symptoms,” said Polk School District Superintendent William Hunter. “On Monday, this popped up early and we had kids sick and going home.”
The winter break for Polk School District begins on Monday, effectively giving kids an extended time away from school. Dr. Hunter says mobile technology will allow students to catch up on missed work at home.
“We’re going to be able to do quite a few things during the holidays,” said Dr. Hunter. “Hopefully we will be able to do enough to where we won’t have to make up any of these days in the summer.”
Faculty and staff will remain at school all day Wednesday, but will be allowed to work from home on Thursday and Friday.
Previously posted: 12/16/14 @ 12:50 p.m.
Polk School District Superintendent William Hunter has confirmed to WGAA that school will be let out early at noon on Wednesday and will be out for the rest of the week due to over 200 students system wide being out with sickness.
The winter break is scheduled to begin after Friday, prompting school officials to call off school after the half day Wednesday for the rest of 2014.
We expect more information later today.