Anderson-Shiro CISD cancels classes due to illnesses

ANDERSON, Tex. (KBTX)- Anderson-Shiro CISD announced it is canceling classes on Thursday due to an increasing number of students who are out sick.

The district announced on Facebook: "Anderson-Shiro CISD absenteeism has slightly dropped again as of today. With this information and as the week is closer to the end, we have decided to close school tomorrow Thursday, February 13, 2020."

Superintendent Scott Beene says attendance has hovered around 85% but dipped slightly below that mark, so the call was made to go ahead and cancel classes for Thursday.

Students are also scheduled to be off Friday and next Monday, so the district is hoping the five days is enough time for everyone to recover.

Parents like Daryl Alford say the school made the right call.

"It gives them a chance to get the school cleaned out and hopefully the kids will get a chance to get well over the weekend, they'll have a five-day break now to hopefully get better," said Alford.

Alford says he had to pick his son up early from school on Wednesday because of an upset stomach.

"He wasn't running a fever, he didn't have any of the usual signs to make you bring him home but with everything else going around I decided it was probably best to go ahead and bring him home."

Beene said students have had a mixture of a stomach virus, flu, and other illnesses.

ASCISD will resume class as normal on Tuesday, February 18.