Comments for: Sickness prompts school closings

Posted Nov. 10, 2009, at 8:22 p.m.

At least two school systems in Maine this week have canceled classes because of unusually high absentee rates. After absences topped 50 percent Monday at Jonesport-Beals High School, officials closed three local schools until after Veterans Day, hoping to curb the spread of flu symptoms in staff and students. Superintendent …

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