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Technology Lessens The Flu Epidemic Hitting Huntsville Schools

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Despite huge numbers of students being out of the classroom  stuck at home sick with the flu local administrators report education progress has not been slowed.

Last month at Huntsvillle Middle School nearly 100 students were out sick with the flu but teachers were able to send home assignments and lesson plans over the newly purchased one-to-one technology.

"In the past a flu epidemic like what we experiencing last month would have been very difficult to bounce back from but this time around we were able to keep up with progress with the students out of the classroom sick and students who were not sick," principal Aaron King told WHNT News 19 Tuesday evening.

King addressed the Huntsville City School Board about the flu and how educators were able to successfully continue to hold class despite the massive number of sick kids.