MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) - Students are back in the classroom after dozens of students got sick last week.
Tuesday, attendance was back to a normal 95 percent. The superintendent says their strategy was educating kids, sanitizing the buildings and taking Monday off to break the cycle. He says it worked.
By Thursday of last week, Watts said 256 students and 14 teachers were out.
The state health department visited Mayflower Elementary on Wednesday to investigate the situation. A spokesman said they've determined it wasn't the flu, but something similar. They didn't consider whatever the bug is to be severe.