Hesperia schools to undergo ‘thorough cleaning’ during illness closure.

January 29, 2020

Hesperia schools to undergo ‘thorough cleaning’ during illness closure.

HESPERIA — Hesperia Community Schools are closed the remainder of the week due to influenza and other illnesses.

District Superintendent Vaughn White said the school building will receive “a thorough cleaning by an enhanced custodial staff.”

“We are a district with all schools under one roof with 900 students K-12 hosting an ISD preschool program with approximately 50 additional students,” White said.

“We have been closely monitoring our attendance as we had noticed the influx of flu and other illness recently. Our attendance rates were remaining steady at approximately 85 percent district-wide up until this week.

“Upon the completion of the day Tuesday (Jan. 28), our attendance rate district-wide dropped to 78 percent. Health departments recommend schools consider closing when they near the 75 percent attendance rate due to illness. They also recommend they close for at least a four-day period,” White said.

“Given the declining health of students and staff, we decided to close school for the rest of this week. We are hopeful to have our attendance back up to normal on Monday (Feb. 3). During the period of time the district is closed it will receive a thorough cleaning by an enhanced custodial staff.”

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