MALAKOFF, TX (KLTV) - Several districts in East Texas have canceled classes Friday as they are impacted by widespread illness.
Ore City Superintendent Lynn Heflin confirmed Thursday afternoon that school has been canceled for Friday, February 1 due to widespread illness among students and teachars. The district had already canceled classes on Wednesday and Thursday after various students were sent home due to an “illness.” They reported the attendance rate had dropped to about 77 percent on Tuesday because of illnesses.
Malakoff Independent School District confirmed Thursday that classes at all schools in the district have been canceled Friday due to flu, stomach virus and strep throat affecting students. The official said 88 percent of the district has been impacted.
No sporting events will be canceled, the official said.
Earlier in the week, New Summerfield ISD also canceled classes Thursday and Friday for similar issues.
All three districts reported classes will resume on Monday.