SAN ANTONIO -- Hundreds of flu cases have been documented at the North East Independent School District since early January.
NEISD spokesperson Aubrey Chancellor told News 4 WOAI, that there are 207 documented flu cases at the elementary school level, and 110 at the secondary level.
Chancellor says custodians have been directed to increase their disinfecting efforts and teachers are reminding students of the importance of washing hands, and covering sneezes and coughs. Chancellor went on to say it is district policy that students do not share food and drinks.
The San Antonio Independent School District also tracks flu cases, and last week the district documented 42 cases of the flu, six of which involved staff members.
The week before that, SAISD spokesperson Michelle Jimenez said the district had 22 confirmed flu cases, two of which involved staff members.
Jimenez went on to say all SAISD elementary school students will be watching a video in their health class titled "Kick the Flu Before the Flu Kicks You".
Northside Independent School District does not track flu cases, but the district is reminding students and staff to wash their hands, stay home if you're sick, and get a flu shot.
A concerned parent showed News 4 WOAI pictures inside an NISD middle school where some students may not have had access to soap.
The pictures showed the boys locker room inside Stinson Middle School had no soap dispenser, and the soap dispenser in the girls locker room was broken.
We contacted NISD about the problem, and the district says the issue will be fixed tomorrow.