As the flu season nears its peak, another school district in Texoma closes due to the majority of students out sick with the flu.
Throckmorton ISD officials said as of Monday morning, 30 students were absent from class
With those absences, only 72 percent of students of the entire district’s 158 students remain in class.
Superintendent Michelle Cline said schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for the custodial crew to get in there and do a deep cleaning.
“We’re going to be bleaching all of the hard surfaces including the floors and the desks, door handles, water faucets and we also have secured some bombs that are hospital grade and they kill 20 strains of flu and staph,” Cline said.
Cline also said the students will be able to miss these days without any penalties…And most of their scheduled games are going on as planned.
While they’re cleaning the schools, Cline said teachers can not go back to their classrooms, but they do have a virtual program that allows them to work from home.
In addition to Throckmorton, both Seymour and Archer City ISDs were closed Friday due to flu-related illnesses, but both are back open Monday.
On Thursday of last week, Archer City had more than 100 students out sick with the flu, about 33 percent of their population.
They’re only reporting 94 absences as of Monday, most all due to illnesses.
Over in Seymour, only 50 students across all three campuses were reported absent as of Monday.