RC Schools’ attendance around the 90% mark

Russell County school attendance numbers are hovering around the 90 percent mark so far this week, according to Russell County Schools Superintendent Michael Ford.

Ford says the numbers are not ideal but the district is holding their own and with faculty and staff still at a good number there are no current plans to cancel school for illness.

District attendance on Tuesday was at 90.5 percent. Two schools, Russell County Middle School at 88.3 percent, and Salem Elementary at 88.7 percent, were below the 90 percent mark.

Elsewhere, Russell Springs Elementary was at 91 percent, Jamestown Elementary was at 91.5 percent, and Russell County High School was at 92.5 percent.

Ford said the school district will continue to monitor attendance numbers throughout the week.