Todd County schools closed Thursday, Friday due to illness

Todd County Schools are closed Thursday and Friday due to widespread illness.

Both days will be non-traditional instruction days.

Camille Dillingham with the Todd County School System Central Office says over 10 percent of students were absent across the district Wednesday, 20 substitute teachers were called to duty and seven positions went uncovered because substitutes weren’t available. She also noted that three of the district’s four principals have the flu.

She says custodial staff will thoroughly clean the building while students are not there the remainder of this week.

The school system is asking parents and guardians to disinfect items such as backpacks, lunch boxes, gloves and school supplies to help prevent the continued spread of illness.