Breckinridge County Schools closed Wednesday due to illness

Published: Feb. 5, 2018 at 10:27 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2018 at 3:29 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Breckinridge County School officials have announced that schools will be closed on Wednesday due to illness.

Superintendent Nick Carter confirmed that illnesses have caused excessive absences between students and staff through the last week.

Carter said attendance was "not strong" on Monday in the school system of nearly 2700 so they decided to cancel Tuesday classes. They then extended the closure to Wednesday.

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While flu is the main culprit, strep and a stomach bug have also been going around, Carter said.

Custodians are working to disinfect and clean the schools.

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