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By Roger Dey

Lincoln School attendance hit hard by flu, strep throat


February 20, 2019

Roger Dey

Lincoln Students show their school spirit during a pep rally for the Basketball teams as they head to the Western C District Tournament. The Jan. 13 rally saw far less crowded stands with about 40 kids out sick.

Back to back bouts of influenza and strep throat hit Lincoln School hard this month, leading to a high rate of absences in the last two weeks.

Lincoln School secretary Olivia Cameron said on average, about 40 kids were absent from school each day during the first week of the month, primarily due to influenza, which has risen sharply across the state since mid-January.

According to the Montana D...

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