Schools Reopen

Oklahoma City, OK – Schools closed by flu-like illness have reopened

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two Oklahoma school districts that closed last week because of flu-like illnesses have reopened.

The Roff district in Pontotoc County and the Haworth district in McCurtain County both resumed classes Monday.

Roff was closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after 200 students in the 347 student district were absent. Haworth was closed all last week after absence rates of 20 to 25 percent of its 600 students.

State Education Department spokeswoman Shelly Hickman says the private Ketchum Adventist Academy in Vinita is scheduled to be closed this week. She says no other districts have reported plans to close.


Information from: The Oklahoman,

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