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  • Niko
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  • Niko
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    I applaud the decision to close these school, but have to wonder if 3 days is enough

    3 East Tenn. schools closing for illness

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    MADISONVILLE (WATE) -- Three schools in East Tennessee are closing the rest of this week for illness, according to administrators.
    Monroe County - 1 school
    Madisonville Middle School will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for illness.
    Administrators say it's the only school in the district with such high absence rates for illnesses.
    The middle school has about a 20 percent absentee rate on Tuesday.
    Loudon County - 2 schools
    North Middle School in Lenoir City and Greenback School will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
    A school official said on Monday, North Middle had 178 kids absent and Greenback and 105 students absent, along with 11 teachers.
    The other Loudon County schools don't have nearly such high absence numbers, the official said.


    http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=11133667

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  • cmmc
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    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/se...schools-close/

    At least three East Tennessee schools will be closed the remainder of the week due to illness, school system officials said today.

    In Loudon County, North Middle School and Greenback School, a pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade facility, will be shuttered the rest of the week, said Joan Lovelace, administrative assistant to the director of schools.

    At North Middle, 105 students were out sick as of Monday. That represents 16 percent of the student body, she said. At least 11 teachers were also absent.

    At Greenback School, 178 students were out sick Monday - 21 percent of their student body, she said.

    In Monroe County, Madisonville Middle School has had a high absenteeism rate with some students showing flu symptoms, Tim Blankenship, assistant director of schools said today. Countywide, the attendance rate has been 93 percent, he said.

    The school will close Wednesday through Friday.

    Monroe County school system has 13 schools.

    More details as they develop online and in Wednesday's News Sentinel.

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  • Some East Tennessee schools closed rest of the week due to illness (close to Knoxville area)

    http://www.volunteertv.com/home/head...urce=enews&c=y

    Updated: 12:47 PM Sep 15, 2009
    Some E. Tenn. schools closed rest of the week due to illness
    North Middle School and Greenback School in Loudon County, along with Madisonville Middle School in Monroe County, are closed the rest of the week due to illness.

    Posted: 12:01 PM Sep 15, 2009

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- North Middle School and Greenback School in Loudon County, along with Madisonville Middle School in Monroe County, are closed the rest of the week due to illness.

    It's not clear if there's a specific illness behind the school closings.

    No other Monroe County or Loudon County schools are closed at this time.
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