North Texas School District Closing for Rest of Week

DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas school system has canceled classes for the rest of the week after reports of four probable cases of swine flu there.

Cleburne school district spokeswoman Lisa Magers says district officials have closed all 11 of its campuses for the rest of the week for disinfection.

The district about 50 miles southwest of Dallas has a total enrollment of more than 6,600.  That makes at least 40 Texas campuses closed for the week due to fears over the virus.  The closures, plus parents keeping their children home on their own, means thousands of Texas students are missing school on an important day of standardized state tests.

The Schertz-Cibolo ISD near San Antonio closed all 14 schools, including a high school where three of the state's six confirmed cases of swine flu were found. An elementary school in suburban Dallas, a high school in New Braunfels and the entire Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District also closed.

Also, a charter school in Dallas is temporarily closed after learning one of its students probably had the infection.