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Academy Has A 'Deep Clean' To Stave Off Illness


Last updated 2/6/2019 at 4:28pm

With roughly 30 percent of Brevard Academy’s students out, Ted Duncan, the school’s director, said Tuesday the academy would be closed Wednesday to allow for a “deep clean at the school,” including sanitizing surfaces.

Duncan said he couldn’t confirm all of the 30 percent, which represents about 118 students out of a current enrollment of 394, are not at school because of illness.

The 30-percent threshold, however, is a trigger for closing the school for one day, said Duncan, who also noted that this is the first time such an occurrence has happened in his two-and-a-half years of being director.

When school resumes today, Duncan told parents in a Facebook posting, staff will be on hand to sanitize surfaces throughout the day.

“I will continue to closely monitor attendance numbers and make the decisions in order to keep all students and staff safe and healthy,” Duncan said in the posting.

He asked parents take the following precautions:

•Fever free — students need to be fever free, without medication, for 24 hours before returning to school.

•Cover coughs —teach your children to cough into elbows and wash hands or use sanitizer regularly.

•Wash soft items — please take the day to wash hoodies, lunch bags, uniforms and other soft items.


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