December 13, 2012
Flu has hit Pocahontas County students so hard that the superintendent canceled school for two days.
It turned out 15 to 20 percent of the county's roughly 1,100 students had missed school because of illness recently.
Lester spoke with county health officials, who advised him to cancel school Thursday and today.
It's the first time Lester has closed schools for a health-related
reason, and he received a number of calls Thursday from concerned local
residents. He's going to check back with schools on Monday to see if
attendance is still down, but he's optimistic the county won't have to
miss any more days.