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More than half of Kenosha teachers who called in sick on Monday had 'valid reason,' district says

Posted at 1:31 PM, Sep 22, 2020

KENOSHA — More than half of the 276 Kenosha Unified School District teachers who called in sick on Monday had valid reasons, the district said Tuesday.

Of the 276 teachers that called in sick, 151 of them had pre-approved reasons, such as FMLA, jury duty, bereavement, etc.

Of the remaining 115, 17 reported having COVID-19-like symptoms, 83 reported other reasons, such as sick child, doctor appointment, etc., and 15 have yet to respond.

The school district announced on Monday that the following schools will switch to all virtual learning: Bradford, Harborside, Indian Trail, Lakeview, Lincoln, Reuther and Tremper.

Absence rates returned to normal as of Tuesday, the district said.

Students who shifted to virtual on Monday will remain virtual for the remainder of the week.

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