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USD 428 monitors sickness levels at school

Keep feverish children home

There is no denying that there is a lot of illness going around.
“We are monitoring the level of sickness in the schools and are doing everything we can to control it,” said Khris Thexton, USD 428 superintendent.
He said custodians have stepped up cleaning and disinfecting classrooms, which has likely helped keep a relatively low absence rate of 13 percent.
In order to keep those numbers as low as possible, he reminds parents to keep their children home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. If an antibiotic is prescribed, the child ...


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