LITTLEFIELD, Texas – The Littlefield Independent School District canceled class for Friday, January 14. The announcement came late Thursday morning.

Littlefield ISD cited, “the rising number of absences of staff & students throughout the district.”

“This will allow us time to clean and sanitize all our buildings in the district,” LISD said. “The stock show will continue along with the two basketball games tomorrow [Friday] evening with Lamesa.”

Plainview ISD has a student holiday Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In addition, classes Tuesday will be suspended. The idea is to “ensure we give ill students and faculty time to recover and return.”

Sudan ISD said, “Hornet Nation, The basketball games that were originally scheduled to be played here on Friday against Olton have been cancelled due to COVID situations at both schools.”

Slaton ISD said, “Monday, January 17th 9th Tigerettes vs. Shallowater CANCELLED due to conflicts.”

Dawson ISD said basketball games have been postponed from Friday until Wednesday.

Snyder ISD said, “This Friday’s high school boys and girls basketball games, originally scheduled in Lockney, have been canceled.”

Snyder ISD canceled classes for both Thursday and Friday. A list of schools in the Abilene area canceled according to a report from the Abilene-Reporter News, including Colorado City.

Lorenzo ISD said, “Due to increasing illnesses – stomach bug, strep, flu, and Covid, we will cancel our half day on Friday, January 14 to allow our janitorial staff to deep clean to keep our students, staff, and families safe. Don’t forget we have a holiday on Monday.”

Lamesa ISD said, “Due to the high percentage of absences from both students and staff, LISD will dismiss school on Friday January, 14th and Tuesday, January 18th to allow students and staff to recover from various illness.”

Floydada ISD said, “Due to a spike in the number of people within our school community who are either COVID positive, quarantined, or awaiting test results, we have decided to cancel school tomorrow.”

If necessary, this story will be updated with additional closures or postponements.

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