Nicholas County schools are closed Tuesday for the funeral of a student who died after being hospitalized for viral meningitis, according to the district's Web site.
Jerry Patton, 13, a student at Nicholas County Elementary & Middle School, died Friday. His funeral is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Carlisle school's gym, according to district office.
School officials were informed Aug. 18 that Patton had a confirmed case of viral meningitis and was in a Lexington hospital.
Superintendant Greg Reid said certain areas of the school were disinfected according to guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.