Wind chills Prompt Schools To Discuss Closures Again - WBAY

Wind chills Prompt Schools To Discuss Closures Again


The temperatures will take a dangerous dive the next couple of days. And, that has school officials again calling emergency meetings.

The temperatures will takes a dangerous dive the next couple of days. And, that has school officials once again calling emergency meetings to discuss closures.

Several districts have decided to cancel Monday's classes.

But, early Sunday evening, Action 2 News heard from the largest school district, Green Bay Area Public Schools, which anticipates a normal start Monday.

A dangerously cold forecast has schools throughout the area watching the situation closely, and has parents raising concerns.

"The concern is really the kids standing outside waiting for the bus. And, with the cold and the wind chill, it's just really too cold for them to be out there," Amy Jerdee, a parent, said.

Many schools, including Green Bay ones missed three days already this year due to sub-zero temps.

School officials say students will need to make up one day so far.

The decision on whether to change schedules again is a topic of discussion for school leaders Sunday.

"Obviously, we don't want to be going to school into the middle of June..but, you know, we need to take the appropriate precautions now based on the weather conditions we have," Al Behnke, Green Bay-Area Public Schools director of Safety, Security and Telecommunications, said.

Hailee Peterson hopes her son's school year won't be extended any longer.

"During the summer we like to do a lot of camping and things like that, and I don't really want to take away from that," Peterson said.

But, planning to stay home with the kids an extra day is OK for other parents.

"We make arrangements between my work and my husband's work to make sure someone's home with them. And, you know, we try to find something fun to do," Jerdee said.


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