Superintendent: Holton Schools closed again Tuesday due to illness

Posted at 9:55 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 22:00:18-04

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Classes at Holton Township Schools will be cancelled again Tuesday due to illness.

Holton Township Superintendent Jason Kennedy told FOX 17 News that nearly 100 students are still feeling ill after classes were cancelled Friday. The decision to cancel classes came after they began Monday’s school day with 85% of students reporting, but after a number of students went home sick, ended the day with just above 75% still in attendance.

Kennedy says that there have been three confirmed cases of influenza in the school district. Muskegon County as a whole, according to Kennedy, recently found influenza in 300 people.

The school will be closed Tuesday to give sick students additional time to rest and feel better. Both buildings will be cleaned again Tuesday, with an emphasis on the elementary building where majority of the sicknesses were reported.

Holton Public Schools put out an official statement on Facebook Monday afternoon: