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With third of students sick, Braggs Schools close for long weekend

Posted at 4:46 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 23:46:42-05

Braggs Public Schools is taking a long weekend to combat sickness after a third of its students called out sick on Thursday.

The district is on a four-day school week, so there are no classes on Fridays. Superintendent Brad Wade says classes are canceled for Monday in order to allow four days for students and teachers to recuperate and stop the spreading of illness.

There are 157 students in the K-12 school. On Thursday, 47 were out sick, Wade said. Some of the students have confimed flu cases, but many kids are out with other illnessess.

Wade says being out of school a few days not only will give time for kids to get better, but also will allow for the staff to sanitize and deep clean the buildings.

Braggs also canceled Friday's basketball game so people in the community hopefully will stay home.

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