More Schools Closed Over Swine Flu
By Javier C. Hernandez, NY Times
The city has closed two more Queens schools, and a school in Brooklyn, to shutter after students showed symptoms of swine flu, staff at the schools said on Friday.
Students at the two Queens schools, Junior High School 74 in Oakland Gardens and Public School 107 in Flushing, were informed Friday afternoon that the schools would be closed until May 26. The city also instructed Intermediate School 318 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to close its doors.
The closings came after the teachers union on Friday presented education and health officials with a list of schools recommended for closing because of high numbers of absent children, a union official said.