Henley's germs keep 20 percent home
Covenant and St. Anne's-Belfield have both closed temporarily in recent weeks because of sick students, but rampant infection isn't limited to private schools. Henley Middle School had 153 students home sick last week out of 748– 20 percent of its population. "I've been here 22 years," says Susan Childress in guidance. "This is the worst I've seen." Numbers are better today: only 116 students are out sick.