According to a statement released by Big Spring ISD’s Administration Office, Big Spring schools will be closed today due to the flu epidemic that the district is experiencing.
Johnny Tubb, Interim Superintendent for Big Spring ISD, stated that it has gotten to the point where the entire school district is suffering across the board. He went on to say that students, teachers, administrators, cafeteria staff, custodians, maintenance, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, and substitutes have all been significantly impacted. He went on to say quote – We just can’t seem to keep from passing it from person to person and from campus to campus. – end quote.
The district will utilize the extra time today to thoroughly clean and sanitize all campuses and busses.
Big Spring ISD also stated that they would like to thank the parents for their diligence during the past couple of weeks; and they would also like to thank the many employees that have been doubling up and, in some cases, trying to cover the duties of the absent staff.
It should be noted that this closure will not impact extracurricular activities, and classes will resume on Monday, Feb. 5th, as scheduled.