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School officials: Student's condition not contagious after meningitis evaluation

Posted: 3:40 PM, Sep 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 16:59:54-04
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VALLEY MILLS, TX — The Valley Mills ISD Superintendent issued a statement Wednesday saying the student who was ill has a serious health condition, but it is not contagious.

"We have been notified by the Waco McLennan County Public Health District that while the child has a serious health condition, the condition is not contagious," said Superintendent Mike Kelly.

The school district said it shares parents concerns for the safety and welfare of the children on their campus.

"While we work diligently to ensure the safety of our students and staff, we want you to know that we will always circulate factual information as quickly as possible," said Superintendent Kelly.

On Tuesday, the district issued a statement saying an elementary school student was being evaluated for a possible case of meningitis, according to the Valley Mills Independent School District.

In the letter to parents and staff, the district said the Valley Mills Elementary student was being evaluated for the disease. The district said they were working with the local State Health Department to ensure the safety of students and staff.

The campus was "thoroughly cleaned" Tuesday evening using a hospital-grade disinfectant, according to the district.

The superintendent says the school will work to stay in continuous communication with the ill student's family, and reiterates that the Public Health District determined the medical condition is not contagious.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the district administration at 254-932-5210.