Rash of Problems Continue in Dongola


Rash of Problems Continue in Dongola
By: Ryan Tate

(Dongola, IL)--The Illinois Department of Public Health , the Environmental Protection Agency , and the Occupational Safety and Health Association returned their reports to the Dongola, Illinois School District.

The public hears those reports Thursday.
It's been three weeks since more than 15 students in the fifth and sixth grades contracted an unknown rash while at school. Since then, school has been cancelled, while school leaders figure out what the rash is and what caused it.
"It makes me nervous... I want my kids to go to a safe school and a good environment and I don't want them to worry about things like this," Darren Myers said.
Myers is the father of two. One of his sons, Lance, is a fifth grade student who got the rash.
"I like school because of my friends and teacher and school is kind of a good place to go," L. Myers said.
The school board meeting is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Dongola District school.