Absences due to sickness caused school closure

Three Rivers Community Schools was the third district in the county over the past two weeks to call off classes for at least a day due to a larger-than-usual number of student absences due to illness.

Superintendent Ron Moag said the decision to close Monday was based on the inordinate number of absences last week. Specifically, students as well as staff were missing classes because of flu and stomach-flu conditions.

As a follow-up, Moag said custodial staff performed a comprehensive deep-clean of classrooms, buses and common areas in the district’s six buildings over the weekend. The day off Monday provided additional insurance the district needed for germs to subside, Moag said.

Three Rivers’ closure comes on the heels of Mendon calling off classes three days last week and Constantine canceling school two days, also last week.

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