Rio Vista ISD cancelled classes Tuesday after more than three times the average number of students stayed home sick – and won’t re-open schools until next Tuesday.
The district released a statement on its website Tuesday that said Rio Vista elementary, middle and high schools, would be closed through President's Day due to a large number of students with flu, strep throat or fever.
On an average day, the district sees an absentee rate of about 4%, officials said, but on Tuesday the absentee rate was 14%.
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The district said there wold be no activities held on campuses during the school closure.
Friday was scheduled for only a half-day and Monday was already a holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday, Feb. 18.
The city of nearly 1,000 is located south of Cleburne in Johnson County.