Officials for the Hardin-Central School District have announced the cancellation of classes both Thursday and Friday in an effort to halt the spread of illness.

Students were already scheduled to scheduled to be out of school on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  Educators hope the five day break will provide some relief from the flu.

Vo-tech students are still expected to attend vo-tech classes and bus transportation will be provided.

Press Release:

As you may be aware, illness has hit our student population hard.  We have fought, what seems at this point, to be a losing battle against the spread of the illness.

In an effort to stop the spread of illness, we will be closing schools for Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18 of this week.  With school already scheduled to be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this will give everyone a 5-day period in which the building can be vacant and disinfected.

The building will be closed to ALL activities until school resumes on Tuesday except for the CRBC games on Saturday.  Vo-tech students are still expected to attend vo-tech classes, unless they are ill.  Bus transportation will still be provided for v-tech.

We understand that this action will create childcare issues for some, but we believe our best hope at stopping the spread of this illness is to give all of our students and staff this extended time away from each other.   We hop that this break will allow our students and staff the opportunity to be restored to good health.