Kitimat closes all schools until next week

With absentee rates running above 50 percent, all schools in Kitimat and within the Haisla Nation have been closed until Monday November 9. The decision to close the schools was made in conjunction with Northern health, and due to the fact that with the increasing absentee rate school staff were finding it hard to to maintain effective classroom instruction.

All of the school illness reports coming out of Kitimat have been treated as though it is the H1N1 virus, with the schools closed to all but Janitorial staffs for the next week. Mount Elizabeth Secondary School closed last week and was supposed to re-open today, however in light of the ongoing flu situation they too, like all other Kitimat schools in the Coast Mountain District will remain closed for the remainder of this week as will St. Anthony’s Independent School…

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