Etowah schools closing Friday due to illness

3:49 PM, Dec 6, 2012   |    comments
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More East Tennessee students will be getting some unexpected time off because of illness.

Officials at Etowah city schools said Thursday that classes will be cancelled on Friday because so many students and staff members are sick.  The absentee rate on Wednesday was 23%.  on Thursday, 22% of students were out.

Union County Schools closed for the rest of the week on Wednesday because of a high absentee rate.

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