All North Shore School District 112 schools, Highland Park High School and Chicagoland Jewish High School will remain closed Tuesday because of the bitter cold weather.
Concerns over what could be double digit below zero temperatures, according to the National Weather Service, when children head to school Tuesday morning was a key factor in the decision making for District 112 Superintendant David Behlow.
“We don’t make the decision to close school easily, but we have serious concerns about the safety of our children getting to and from school in these conditions,” Behlow said in an email. “More than half of our students take the bus, and even though our bus company has excellent equipment, buses are not designed to run in temperatures well below zero.”
Before and after school programs for the District are also cancelled Tuesday. Behlow expects school to reopen Wednesday based on the weather forecast.
Highland Park High School, which was also closed today, will remain closed tomorrow, according to the school’s website. The closure includes all after school activities.
Chicagoland Jewish High School will also be closed a second day, according to Communication Director Tara Seymour. All after school activities are off as well.
Other organizations are closed today as well. Additional information is available on the City’s website. Health Tips are available from NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Dr. Ernest Wang.