Union County schools closed rest of week due to illness


MAYNARDVILLE (WATE) – Officials with Union County Public Schools say they will be closed the remainder of the week due to illness.

A representative for the school system says about 20 percent of students were absent at some schools and there has been trouble getting substitutes to cover for teachers who are out sick.

Director of Health and Human Resources Eddie Graham says 16 to 18 percent of students around the county were absent Wednesday. A stomach virus is believed to be the problem.

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