Christoval ISD tries to break cycle of illness, will take six-day weekend

Flu, strep and cedar fever takes toll on district

CHRISTOVAL, TX - The Christoval ISD will close Thursday and Friday, February 15 & 16, and will resume classes Wednesday, February 21.

Dr. David Walker, Superintendent of Schools, said the six-day weekend's hope is to break the cycle of the flu, strep and cedar fever that has gripped the district. "While we are out of school, deep cleaning and sanitizing will take place in our facilities and district vehicles... with the severity of these illnesses, the facilities must remain closed and will not be available for outside use," he stated in a memo sent to parents and other concerned parties in the district."

The closing of the schools was necessary due to the effect of the illnesses on the staff of the district. "We simply did not have enough well personnel to continue to serve our kids in the way we should," said Walker. "We do have some student illnesses that seem to be concentrated in the early-age grades and the high-school grades, but it is the number of staff that has been affected that is the biggest driver leading us to closing now."

"I apologize for any inconvenience; however, the cycle of these illnesses needs to be broken and we must do our part."

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