An unexpected break for students in the Wisconsin Dells School District as it becomes the first in the state to completely shut down to due flu like symptoms. District Administrator Charles Whitsell says all classes and sporting events have been cancelled, after one third of the schools population stayed home sick on Monday. It’s not known if this is from H1N1 but officials don’t want to take chances.
Classes will resume Monday. Meanwhile school offices remain open, and healthy teachers can work in their classrooms. The missed days won’t have to be made up at the end of the year, because the closure was ordered by a county health department.
Chandra Lynn-WIBA contributed to this report