Increases reported in R-2 illness

Gasconade County R-2 Schools are reporting an increase this week in illnesses being reported including several cases of Infuenza A and  strep throat.

Owensville Elementary had 45 students out sick on Tuesday and the middle school reported 53 absences. 

“It’s starting to run through,” according to Robin Tyree, attendance clerk at the high school. “It’s picking up.”

Thirty students were absent at the high school, according to administrative staff at the central office.

Twenty students were out Tuesday at Gerald Elementary. Several preschoolers were out last week with Influence A, staff there reported.