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Belding Area Schools closes Friday due to staff shortage, illness

Classes are expected to resume Monday, Jan. 17.
Credit: Belding Area Schools/Facebook

BELDING, Mich. — Belding Area Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 14 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and other illnesses, according to its Facebook page.

In the post, Superintendent Brent Noskey says an increase in illness means the district cannot staff the school adequately or safely.

Dear Parents and Guardians, Unfortunately, Belding Area Schools will be closed tomorrow, January 14. Due to COVID and...

Posted by Belding Area Schools on Thursday, January 13, 2022

In addition to the staffing shortage, the district is also concerned about funding due to a lack of student attendance. Noskey says the district was at 80% attendance Thursday, but had to send many students home throughout the day. 

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"I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Tomorrow will be treated like a snow day," Belding Area Schools says. "There will not be any expected remote learning."

The district has not said what this means for extra-curricular activities on Friday, but parents should expect an email with further information.

Classes are expected to resume Monday, Jan. 17.

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