School and health officials team up to tackle staph

Recently parents at Avalon Middle School were alerted to an outbreak of staph infection among several students.

Although the source was determined to be an off-campus local sports program in the Pace community, the school is taking steps to prevent the spread of the infection on campus.

“As a precautionary measure we are requiring that all students identified with this infection have a release from their doctor to return to school” said Principal David Sigurnjak, who says about six or seven students had the infection. “We are also requiring all safety precautions to eliminate the spread of this infection,” added Sigurnjak.

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