Illness, absentees close school for 3 days

1:07 PM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
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KIOWA, Colo. (AP) - 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, 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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