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Area illnesses / absenteeism forces closure of F.C. public schools Friday (Feb. 17)

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

The following statement was issued by Dr. Amie W. Lonas, director of Franklin County schools today.

“With the concern of illness among our students and staff, we have been monitoring our attendance percentages all week. Up until today, we were at 92 to 93┬ápercent average daily attendance for students. However, today we saw a significant drop in staff attendance and also an increase in the number of students that have checked out due to illness. As a result, Franklin County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 17.

This will also include our Extended School Programs. Two-hundred-sixty day employees will report to work in the morning but will be released at noon. Our maintenance staff will disperse a fogger disinfectant once the buildings are vacant to ensure any lingering germs are killed.

As a reminder, we will not be in school on Monday, February 20 (President’s Day) and ESP will also be closed in order to ensure the buildings remain free of germs. I hope everyone has a good weekend and is feeling better by the time we return to school on Tuesday!
Take care,
Amie W. Lonas, Ed.D.
Director of Schools