Widespread Sickness Closes Kirby Schools

KIRBY, Ark. - Widespread sickness has canceled Friday classes in the Kirby School District.

A Thursday post on the district's Facebook page stated that a high percentage of students, faculty, and staff have the flu or flu-like symptoms. 

"We have had more than 80 students and staff absent in recent days for flu and flu-like symptoms, stomach bug, and strep," the post stated. "Friday will be an AMI day. All students (K-12) have assignments either in folders or in Google Classroom to complete. The assignments will be labeled AMI Day 2."

The post also stated that the entire school will be sanitized and all buildings closed for cleaning to all staff other than janitors until Monday, when classes are scheduled to resume.

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