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.



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