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PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON "DECISIONS TO DELAY OR CLOSE SCHOOL DUE TO LOW TEMPERATURES"

With low temperatures and low wind-chill in the forecast it may be necessary to delay or cancel classes.  When there is dangerously low wind-chill temperatures, meaning frostbite can occur in 30 minutes or less, the Superintendent will delay school if it appears that temperatures will rise fairly quickly after sunrise, lessening the danger.  If dangerous wind-chill temperatures are forecast to persist throughout the day, classes may be cancelled.

According to the NOAA Wind-Chill Chart, frostbite can occur in 30 minutes or less at the -20 degree wind-chill mark, and for that reason this is a general standard used by Superintendents as a factor in their decision to delay or cancel classes.

 Wind Chill Chart