Flu Outbreak Shuts Down Westphalia ISD Till Monday
East of Temple is the Texas community of Westphalia. If you happen to stop there any time soon you'll want to make sure you wash your hands before you leave.
An outbreak of the flu has hit this small Texas town particularly hard. Due to illness, officials have had to close the entire Westphalia ISD for the rest of the week. That's a lot of sick kids!
That's right! No classes for the rest of the week and they even had to cancel the Thursday night basketball game.
Superintendent Robert Hudson said in a Facebook post-Wednesday, "The student holiday on Monday, will allow five days for the illness to hopefully decrease significantly. Extensive cleaning of all facilities and buses will be done during the break to help stem the virus. We will not have to make the days up due to extra minutes built into our schedule.”
The Texas Education Agency says the school district in Falls County has less than 160 students enrolled this year.