Multiple middle Tennessee schools closed this week due to illness outbreaks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
At least six school districts in middle Tennessee closed for the rest of the week due to widespread illness.
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In a message to parents, Wilson County Schools spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson said viruses continue to plague the school district, leading to 128 teachers out today alone due to illness or children who are ill they need to care for.
Johnson said although overall attendance rate is around 92 percent, there are five schools where attendance is in the 80-89 percent range. Kids Club locations will remain open and extra-curricular practices and games will continue as scheduled.
With the state's permission, Wilson County Schools will use two stockpile/snow days to cover for the closures, leaving just two days for the remainder of the year. Fentress County Schools said it will have to make up classes on President's Day after this week's closures put them one day over on their stockpile days.
Wilson County, Overton County, Lewis County, Smith County, Fentress, Stewart County and Fayetteville City Schools will be closed for the remainder of the week.