In the wake of reports of the human swine flu appearing in 20 known cases in the US, the Rye City School District has taken a precautionary measure and decided to close the Rye School of Leadership Monday, April 27th. The district issued the following announcement Sunday night:
"Over the last week or so, several teachers and students at the Rye School of Leadership were ill with flu-like symptoms. In light of news reports, we are going to be very cautious and, on the recommendation of our school physician, Dr. Bruno DiCosmo, and our Director of Health Care Services, Mrs. Tracey Barnett, the Rye School of Leadership and the Special Education offices at 324 Midland Avenue will be closed on Monday, April 27th so that the building can be disinfected. Any parents with questions or concerns should call their school nurse and/or Mrs. Barnett, at 967-6100, extension 1930. It is expected that the building will be re-opened Tuesday, April 28th."