On November 7th, 2021, the Saginaw Township Schools, in Saginaw, Michigan, announced on it’s website that school would be closed on Monday due to a staffing shortage.

Child care and after-school programs are also canceled.

The Board of Education meeting will still take place Monday evening.

On Monday, the school district released the following statement regarding the staffing shortage:

A large number of our staff had negative reactions to the COVID-19 booster shot given at a clinic over the weekend, resulting in absences today (Monday). As you may be aware, there is already a substitute teacher/staff shortage throughout the state of Michigan, further complicating the availability to cover those absences. Please note, we notified parents as quickly as we could yesterday. Thank you for understanding

The school district says they do plan on being open on Tuesday.