Stewart Co. Schools Director Leta Joiner confirmed this afternoon, schools will be closed Wednesday, March 13, Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15 due to illness, including strep, both types of flu, A & B, and stomach viruses with a lot of vomiting reported. She said, "We have a high number of staff and students out at all four schools. Dr. Lee said it is the worst he has seen this season with the number of people ill, especially children." According to Joiner, the school system has three stockpiled days left and there is a possibility the days taken for flooding could be waived. Joiner said the high school held ACT tests for Juniors today. All activities on school grounds are canceled for the rest of this week. She wanted to let parents know, 8th Grade Orientation Night at the high school scheduled for Thursday night, March 14 will be re-scheduled.