All three schools in the Mayflower School District will be closed Oct. 22 due to an increasing number of ill students.
Mayflower School District Superintendent John Gray said several students are suffering flu-like symptoms, and cases of strep throat and mononucleosis were also reported. All the facilities are being disinfected, and Gray advised that children who currently have a fever or feel sick should stay home. No absence will be counted against the student, and any tests they miss will be made up, Gray said.
The main concentration of illnesses has occurred at the elementary school. However, Gray said several cases of illnesses have started to show up at the middle and high schools as well, prompting the closing of all schools.
The schools will close on Monday in an effort to "break the cycle of illness," according to Gray. Information on mononucleosis and the treatment of the disease will also be sent home with students.
Normal operations will continue on Tuesday. Friday night's high school football game will not be affected.