Too Many Teachers Out, Schools Close In Hudson, Wis.

By Holly Wagner, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Schools in Hudson, Wis. canceled classes Friday because of the high number of teachers that called in sick.

Parents got a call from the district just before 10 p.m. Thursday night notifying them of the decision.

Laura Schoenrock has an 8-year-old who is home from school.

“I find it a bit of an inconvenience that we get a call at 10 o’clock last night that you need to find an alternative for your kids because teachers called in sick and we don’t have enough subs,” she said.  “I don’t know that we should be penalized because of something that’s out of our control.”

Schoenrock said she happened to be off  work Friday, but she knows other parents who had to scramble to figure out what to do because their kids are out of school.

Schoenrock is hoping this won’t be a problem on Monday.

When asked for the number of teachers that called in sick, the district administrators would not give a statement.

The note from the school district said teachers were strongly urged not to call in sick and that the district is sorry for the inconvenience to parents.

No word yet on what will happen Monday.

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