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FPS Closes Early For Holiday,COVID, Staff Shortages To Blame

By Gordon HopkinsA combination of illness and ongoing staffing shortages has forced Fairbury Public Schools to start the Thanksgiving break early this week.In a message posted to Facebook November 17, the school reported, “Fairbury Public Schools has been experiencing (and continues to experience) unprecedented staff shortages that are impacting all levels of our district. Just like many districts around the nation, the state and even our closest neighbors are experiencing similar staff shortages.”It is hoped by FPS administration that this coming during a week with an already scheduled holiday break will minimize the disruption of school, a...


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