Crews cleaning Magoffin County schools closed for illness

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

The flu, stomach viruses, and other illnesses are spreading to hundreds of students in Magoffin County.
Now the schools are closed.

While students and teachers were out on Friday, the custodians were hard at work cleaning everything students touch.

"All the lunchroom tables, all nooks and crannies in there," said Joseph Ryan McFarland, custodian at Salyersville Grade School.

"Desks, chairs, where the germs is usually passed around, just going over everything, the fountains, just double checking," said James Summa, custodian at Salyersville Grade School.

Before closing, the Salyersville Grade School had 65 to 100 students absent per day. Some teachers were out sick too.
The Magoffin County School Board closed all schools for a long weekend to let everyone get well.

"Hopefully, by doing this and being off the next few days, this will give time for the germs to die out, and we'll be able to come back and finish the school year strong," said Gary Helton, Assistant Principal at Salyersville Grade School.

Magoffin County schools are scheduled to re-open on Tuesday.

Magoffin County school officials recommend keeping children at home these next few days to make sure they do not pick up germs somewhere else.

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