An entire school system in Georgia has started its winter break early this year because of the fast spreading flu. Speaking about the early winter break, the Polk County's school superintendent Dr. William Hunter stated that there are many students and teachers who are home sick as they are down with the flu. Because of this, he said the management decided to close all 10 schools. He wanted to make sure that no one who may be infected attends classes and spreads it to others.
The orders were given that the schools should be closed as of noon on Wednesday. This was done to give parents of children who aren't sick a little extra time to arrange for the unexpected, two-day early start to the two week Christmas break.