Flu outbreak closes Batesville, Prescott and Gurdon schools

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Flu is hitting hard in three more Arkansas cities.

Schools will be closed Friday in Batesville, Prescott and Gurdon. That’s also the case in Oark, Fordyce, Alpena and Piggott.

The districts sent out these notices:
Prescott ATTENTION ALL PARENTS!!! Prescott Schools will NOT be in session tomorrow, Thursday, February 7 or Friday, February 8 due to the increasing numbers in illness. We will use AMI days. Please refer to your AMI packets/instructions that were given out at Parent Teacher Conferences.

GurdonGurdon Schools are canceling classes on Friday February 8th due to the flu virus resulting in a high percentage of students being absent and more going home throughout the day. This is an AMI Day. Student packets were sent home, or instructions can be found on Google Classroom.

Dear Pioneer Nation 

ALL Batesville schools including Preschool will be CLOSED Friday, February 8, 2019.    

I repeat, due to excessive illness among students & faculty ALL Batesville schools including Preschool will be CLOSED Friday, February 8, 2019. “We will be disinfecting all buildings tomorrow and this weekend, please help us out with this and do not send students to school who are still showing symptoms of illness.”

All activities after school and this weekend will still be held as regularly scheduled.

Please check with your school’s website for your Alternative Method of Instruction assignment.  Thank You


Michael L. Hester, Ed.D.

In late January, the Horatio and Mountain Home districts closed schools for a few days because large numbers of students were out sick.

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