Evanston Township High School, District 65 Closed Monday Due to Bitter Cold

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 3 a.m. Monday through 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29.

All Evanston public schools have announced closures Monday due to extreme cold and wind chill in the forecast.

Evanston Township High School and all District 65 schools will be shut down Monday, Jan. 27, according to their websites.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 3 a.m. Monday through 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. A wind chill dipping to the -30s is forecast on both days, according to the weather service. 

"The decision was made with the safety of students and staff in mind," District 65 posted on its website. "Please expect further communication on Monday in reference to the opening or closing of school on Tuesday. Thank you for your understanding."
judi cole January 26, 2014 at 09:57 PM
Didn't I just read that eths would also be closed on Tuesday.
Evanstonia January 26, 2014 at 11:18 PM
Judi, that's an old story from three weeks ago that they should probably take down to avoid confusion.
judi cole January 26, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Thank you....
Festus McMoron January 27, 2014 at 09:10 AM
high school kid can't get themselves to school when it's a little cold. this is a joke. it's -1, big deal. suck it up. what a bunch of wimps.
ereality January 27, 2014 at 05:04 PM
Absolute and total garbarge that District 65 and 202 will be closed. Goes along with the out of control helicopter parenting happening today. My kids were on an outdoor ice rink today for more than an hour and half. Bundle up, put on gloves, hat, and then once at school...stay inside.
Festus McMoron January 27, 2014 at 05:14 PM
reality, some people are too stupid to bundle up their kids. they think it's someone else's job. i went for a bike ride one day when it was -12. i dressed for the weather. it was a great ride. i played paddle tennis when it was -15. people are wimps.
IgnorantA January 27, 2014 at 05:26 PM
I can understand bus service not operating, it would be tough for kids to wait outside for inconsistent bus service. I can understand kids not walking to school in these types of conditions. However, the amount of time it takes to walk from a parking lot or being dropped off is so minimal that in reality it poses very little danger. All we are doing is adding to the pussification of society. Schools are warm, kids are safe, what is the big deal? Now the alternative is what? Extend the school year another 2 more days? shorten spring break? If the school year is extended, it will overlap with summer school....
Evanstonia January 27, 2014 at 05:28 PM
... and then will the district cancel school if it gets over 100 degrees in mid-June because it's too dangerous to be outside?
Jordan S. Zoot January 27, 2014 at 08:58 PM
I can understand the issue with freezing...are we now concerned that some of these kids will melt?
ereality January 27, 2014 at 11:14 PM
Keep schools open and give families (esp those with parents who have to work!) the option of sending their kids or not. Kids that do not show will not be punished, but will be responsible for the makeup work; that is how it used to be done and it worked. Most workplaces don't stop and people carry on and learn to navigate through it. I see my mailperson and paper delivery person outside in this. This is just another ridiculous example of how we baby our kids. The school year already goes into the first week in June and at this rate, it will move until middle of the month. Enough with this crap, District #65 and 202! It's winter in the Midwest for pete's sake...deal with it!


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