Region 8 schools close due to flu/illness

Region 8 schools close due to flu/illness

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Portageville and Piggott schools have become the latest in Region 8 to close its doors due to the flu/illness.

The Portageville Police Department posted on its Facebook page that school would be dismissed at 12:30 Monday, and not reopen until Thursday, Feb. 7.

School will be dismissed at 12:30 today due to illness and will return Thursday morning.

Posted by Portageville Police Department on Monday, February 4, 2019

The Piggott School District will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and Wednesday, Feb. 6 and will use A.M.I. days due to illness as well.

According to Superintendent Barry DeHart, custodial staff will sanitize all campuses over the next two days.

Several other schools in Region 8 have had to close schools for a period of days due to excessive absenteeism due to the flu/illness.

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