Sickness cause of the closure
BAR HARBOR—Mount Desert Island High School was cancelled for Friday, December 16.
According to Superintendent of Schools Michael Zboray,
“This week we have seen a significant increase in the number of students and staff who have been absent due to respiratory illness, flu-like symptoms. Staffing levels at the school are to the point of concern regarding appropriate student supervision.”
Zboray mentioned the possibility of closure at an AOS Board meeting earlier this week. Conners Emerson School in Bar Harbor closed for the same reason this past Monday.
“We have been in continuous communication with the Maine CDC due to our outbreak status, and it is their recommendation that our school buildings be closed for a period of 3 days in order to help break this cycle of illness. This will allow our custodial team time to disinfect and deep clean our buildings and give our staff and students time to rest and recover,” Zboray wrote.
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