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Three Chattanooga area school systems have announced they will be closed Friday due to illness. 

Hamilton County Schools will be closed Friday due to illness among staff and students. Marion and Polk county schools will not have classes.

The district has monitored absence numbers closely for students and staff over the past week, according to a news release. 

The release states that the number of absences related to illness in the teaching staff tomorrow will make it difficult for the district to provide a quality day of instruction. All twelve-month employees report as scheduled on Friday.

Hamilton County Schools will open seven locations of school-aged child care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow: Battle Academy, East Brainerd Elementary, East Ridge Elementary, Harrison Elementary, Middle Valley Elementary, Red Bank Elementary and Wolftever Creek Elementary.

Schools reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after the President's Day Holiday on Monday.

This is a developing story.

 

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