Campuses in the Caldwell school district will be closed Monday due to an outbreak of influenza among students and staff members.

School district officials will use the day to clean and disinfect each room and school bus.

In a letter sent to families on Friday, Caldwell schools Superintendent Andrew Peters said the flu and flu-like illnesses had caused absences for more than 15% of the student body.

The elementary school campus had been hit hardest, he said, with more than 20% of that campus absent.

The district will not be required to make up the day in the school calendar, Peters said.

Classes are expected to resume as normal on Tuesday. Caldwell High School’s Veterans Day program, originally scheduled for Monday, has been rescheduled for Friday.

Get daily news, sports, opinions, entertainment and more, delivered every morning.

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.