Sporadic Cases of Flu Confirmed in Some Schools
- August 25, 2009
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has received information that 13 schools in the district have students with confirmed cases of influenza. Those who have the flu saw a physician and are remaining home until symptoms subside. There is no need for panic, and all that can be done to maintain healthy, safe school sites is being done. District staff are being extra vigilant in cleaning these, and all, schools and are reminding students to wash their hands often and sneeze or cough into their arms. The district also is working closely with the Health Centers in Schools staff.
At this time, there is no reason to close school. The district asks parents with students diagnosed with the flu or with flu-like symptoms to send the child to a physician, inform the student's school and remain home until they are better. Superintendent John Dilworth is committed to being vigilant in communicating with schools and the public about this issue in a timely manner, and he will keep them up to date on any changes in this matter. For more information, call your area school's principal or CLICK HERE.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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