With the attendance rate down to 85 percent Monday, Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook said classes will be canceled for the remainder of the week.
A number of students have been out sick, Cook said. With fall break set to begin Thursday, students will not return to class until Monday, Oct. 12.
Cook said he hopes the long break will provide ample time for the illnesses to run their course.
The Caverna Independent Schools announced a similar decision to dismiss for the remainder of this week leading up to fall break because of illness.