Some Schools Persevering Through Frigid Cold
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – With dangerously cold temperatures gripping the tri-state, some schools are trying to balance student safety with the need to have class.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio says wind chills Tuesday will be as low as 20 below zero. The day’s high temperature won’t get out of the single digits. As of 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, the temperature was -7.
A Wind Chill Advisory remains in place for the entire area until 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. People have been warned: staying outside with exposed skin for an extended period of time could result in frostbite.
Many school districts opted to close Tuesday, while others have gone on delays. Eagle 99.3’s list of closings and delays is available HERE.
However, some schools plan to go to class as normal, but allow parents to drop off students earlier. Although Lawrenceburg Community Schools are on a two-hour delay Tuesday, St. Lawrence Church School is opting to have classes on a normal schedule. Doors to the school were being opened slightly earlier at 7:00 a.m.
Southwest Local Schools Superintendent Chris Brown informed parents Monday that the schools would be open on time Tuesday. But, the district is making a special accommodation for students who walk to school or wait at the bus stop.
Southwest Local’s buildings will open at 6:30 a.m. for all students so that more parents heading to work can drop off their students. Also, each of the schools will remain open to students until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday so more working parents can pick them up.
Buses at Southwest Local Schools will run on a normal schedule, Brown said.
Lawrenceburg Community Schools superintendent Karl Galey – he ordered the district on a two-hour delay Tuesday – urged students to dress appropriately for the winter weather.