Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Schools will be closing again due to even more declining attendance as a result of area wide illness.
"There are still so many out due to different strands of the flu and other illnesses," said EC Superintendent of Schools Patrick Waddell. "Our attendance was at 78% today and because of that, we are cancelling school in Edmonson County for Friday, February 7, 2020."
The announcement comes after school in the county was cancelled Monday through Wednesday this week due to the same cause.
Waddell said school will be back in session on Monday, February 10th. As a result of the closing, all school activities, practices, games, and other extra-curriculars will be suspended during this time. The boy/girl doubleheader against Grayson County for Friday night will be rescheduled.
"Unless we are involved in a large district or regional activity, as was the case last Saturday with our academic team, we will suspend all school activities while school is closed."
Waddell noted that last Saturday's academic team competition involved multiple schools and rescheduling the event was not feasible.
Friday will also be NTI Day #4 for students and will not have to be a made-up school day.