NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (WPRI) ─ School has been canceled on Block Island Friday because of a flu outbreak, according to Jessica Willi, secretary of the Block Island School Committee.
Willi tells Eyewitness News that Superintendent Michael Convery sent a letter to parents Thursday evening canceling school. She said roughly 20% of the student body has a confirmed case of the flu.
In the letter, Convery said the school was canceled “out of an abundance of caution.”
Additional cleaning will be performed at the school.