Superintendent Takes Action to Prevent Flu from Spreading


As reported this morning, the Mansfield School District has been hit heavily by the flu virus. The district sent out messages to parents advising them to take precautions at home to prevent its spread. On Wednesday, Superintendent Robert Ross said the school is doing its part to combat the virus.

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“We’ve started spraying the school campuses, especially the middle school,” said Ross. The middle school has been reportedly hit the hardest, specifically the seventh and eighth grades.

Ross added that they have also added multiple hand sanitizing stations at all three campuses and are planning to spray the buses.

The machine the school purchased last year disinfects all hard surfaces, and has been a great asset for combating the virus’ spread.

Ross also noted that the school will bus sick students to Mercy Clinic, which is located at the elementary school, with the parents permission. “It’s a good service, working parents don’t have to leave their job and we keep them informed about the student,” Ross concluded.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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