DALLAS (AP) — Some Texas school districts have canceled classes because of high numbers of students and staff experiencing illnesses including the flu.
Gunter Independent School District, located north of Dallas, announced Wednesday that it would close beginning Thursday after about 30 percent of its students were absent due to illness. Bonham Independent School District, located northeast of Dallas, said Tuesday that school would be canceled starting Wednesday after all of its campuses had increased numbers of flu cases.
Both districts said they will reopen Jan. 24 after cleaning crews disinfect campus spaces.
In West Texas, Paducah Independent School District canceled classes Thursday and Friday because of illnesses. Officials said facilities would be disinfected over the weekend and classes would resume Monday.