Darren Doyle, story:
Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Patrick Waddell has announced that there will be no school on Friday, February 10, Monday February 13, and Tuesday February 14, 2017 due to illness in the school system.
"Our attendance numbers bottomed out today to only 86%," he said. "We must stay at 88% in order to be able to carry on with normal activities."
Waddell also said that a five-day period is needed to give those that are sick time to heal and for the rest of the serious illness to move on out.
"We will use President's Day as a make-up and we'll add the other two days to the end of the school year. That puts the last day for students at May 19th as of now. Any other missed days will be NTI make-up days," he said.
He also said that the Elementary Academic District Tournament scheduled for Saturday, Feb 11 will still be held. Also, Tuesday's high school girls and boys basketball games at McLean County will also remain on the schedule.
"We hate to do this but we feel it's in the best interest of the school," Waddell said.