Illness, absentees close school for 3 days
KIOWA — High absenteeism and a confirmed case of whooping cough has closed Elbert School District 200 schools for most of the week.
The district has only about 200 students in one building serving grades K-12.
According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/dyjovwj ), more than 80 students were reported absent on Tuesday, and more than a dozen went home with fevers.
Six substitute teachers had to be called in and officials decided to send everyone home.