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Flu-Like Illness Forces Closure of Two School Districts in Southeast Missouri

DECEMBER 15, 2006 - Posted at 3:14 p.m. CST

 

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Flu-like illnesses have forced two southeast Missouri school districts to cancel classes.

The Charleston School District called off classes Wednesday, yesterday and today.  The Marquand-Zion School District shut down yesterday and today.  Classes in both districts are expected to resume Monday.

Superintendents at both districts say holding classes made little sense with so many students out sick.  They hope the break will stop the spread of the illnesses.

More than one-fifth of the 1,100 students at Charleston were out sick early this week, prompting the shutdown.

About one-quarter of Marquand's 200 students were absent Wednesday.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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