School attendance numbers improve slightly on Wednesday

Russell County school attendance numbers improved on Wednesday to 91.5 percent attendance, according to Russell County Schools Superintendent Michael Ford.

With numerous illness-related school cancellations in recent weeks, Russell County’s attendance has been around the 90 percent mark in recent days.

Just Jamestown Elementary at 89.5 percent, was below the 90 percent mark Wednesday.

Russell County Middle School was at 90.4 percent, Russell County High School and Salem Elementary were each at 92.3 percent, and Russell Springs Elementary was at 92.6 percent.

Ford has said the school system takes a hard look at canceling in-person classes if district attendance falls below 90 percent for multiple days.