Is Cold Weather a Poor Excuse to Cancel Classes?
Township High School District 211 is expected to decide by Sunday evening whether or not to close Monday because of possible below-zero temperatures. Is this a good idea?
Ever since the National Weather Service forecasted that temperatures in the Chicago area could reach 5 below to 15 below zero early this week, administrators for school districts throughout the region have been monitoring weather reports, deciding whether or not to cancel classes Monday because of the extreme cold.
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Chicago Public Schools announced Saturday that schools will be open Monday and Tuesday, but parents are being told to use their own judgment on whether it's too cold for their children to attend, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Most suburban school districts, however, won't make a decision about closing schools until Sunday evening. Many of these schools have been on winter break since the end of December, and Monday would mark the first day back.
Township High School District 211 posted this message on its website:
The District is monitoring weather reports forecasted for Monday, January 6, 2014. Any possible weather-related cancellation of classes on Monday, January 6, 2014 will be reviewed throughout the day on Sunday, January 5 and a decision will be communicated as soon as possible. Please reference the District 211 website for up-to-date weather-related information as it becomes available.
Community Consolidated School District 15's website offers no information on its plans for Monday.
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