DeKALB – DeKalb and Sycamore schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, administrators announced Monday night.
School was canceled Monday throughout the county after it received several inches of snow. Although the afternoon brought something of a warmup, Tuesday is expected to be the first of three days with temperatures below zero.
The Hinckley-Big Rock, Indian Creek, Genoa-Kingston, Somonauk, Hiawatha and Kaneland school districts also called off school for Tuesday and Wednesday, making it a clean sweep of county school districts.
Kishwaukee College will also be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a news release. NIU has canceled classes altogether for Wednesday, as well.
A news release from Voluntary Action Center states the agency closed all of its transportation routes 10 p.m. Tuesday, and that all nutritional programs will be closed Wednesday.
According to the National Weather Service, the temperature Wednesday morning could set a new low in the county and the area, set at minus 27 in 1994 and 2009.
With actual temperatures Thursday expected to be below zero as well, classes likely will be canceled if there’s any wind at all, DeKalb School District 428 Superintendent Jamie Craven said.
Losing three days of school will be a disruption, not only for working parents who might have to find day care options for their children, but also for teachers trying to keep students on track and for extracurricular events, which might have to be rescheduled, Craven said.
“The No. 1 thing is, is it going to be safe for our kids and our employees,” Craven said, “but also keeping in mind that when we do cancel, it’s not easy on parents, either.”
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