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Illnesses taking toll on schools

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If attendance continues to drop, district may have to temporarily shut down

By Molly Haines

As attendance in the Owen County School district continues to drop due to various illnesses, Superintendent Mark Cleveland is looking for ways to keep the doors open.

Cleveland said the attendance rate stayed above 90 percent last week, but has dropped drastically this week with only 87 percent attendance Monday and 85 percent Tuesday.

Cleveland said although there have been several cases of the H1N1 virus in the district, other illnesses are more prominent.


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