KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - First, it was winter weather, now it's flu sweeping through East Tennessee. As a result, many school districts in the area have already used their allotted snow days for the year, or are close to doing so.
According to Children's Hospital, there were 271 positive flu tests from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 at the hospital. There were a total of 629 positive flu tests in January.
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Here's a look at how area school districts stack up. Statistics include Thursday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 9 closures.
- Knox County Schools: 10 days allotted, 8 days used -- 2 left
- Sevier County Schools: 13 days allotted, 9 days used -- 4 left
- Loudon County Schools: 11 days allotted, 8 days used -- 3 left.
- The director of schools says the district is considering having school on President's Day (Feb. 19) if the Board of Education approves.
- Jefferson County Schools: 10 days allotted, 12 days used
- The district plans to appeal to the Commissioner of Education to waive Thursday and Friday.
- Anderson County Schools: 9 days allotted, 10 days used.
- The district plans to use April 2 (an in-service day) as a make-up day. The next missed day will be March 16 (another in-service day).
- Clinton City Schools: 10 days allotted, 9 days used -- 1 left
- Union City Schools: 10 days allotted, 10 days used.
- Lenoir City Schools: 2 days left
- Campbell County Schools: 13 days allotted, 10 days used -- 3 left
We're still working to contact other districts in East Tennessee. Check back here for updates.