Nearly 900 Scott Co. students miss school Thursday due to sickness, classes canceled Friday & Monday

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Scott County School leaders made the decision Thursday to cancel classes on Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th.

Superintendent Kevin Hub said via a press release that the flu, strep throat and norovirus are the most common illnesses impacting both students and staff.

“Tuesday the middle school called me for my youngest one. She was running a fever at school,” Scott County Parent Cyndi Wallace said.

Cyndi Wallace picked her daughter up from Scott County Middle School Tuesday. Then when her son, who attends Scott County High School, got home he also didn’t feel well.

“I felt him and was like ‘Oh we got to go.’ So Wednesday we went straight to the doctor. Forty five minute wait in the doctor’s office, they were packed,” Wallace said.

The doctor told Wallace the unfortunate news.

“Both of them were positive for strep,” Wallace said.

Wallace says her children started to feel better by Thursday evening but nonetheless, she does think closing the schools was a good decision.

“If they don’t do something and keep them at home it’s just going to keep circulating everybody’s gonna have it and I think it’s the best thing to do. Keep them home, let them get well and then start over,” Wallace said.

Friday and Monday will serve as non-traditional instruction days(NTI) for students.

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