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Schools keeping close eye on temperatures
Community Unit School District 300, Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47, Community High School District 155, Woodstock School District 200 and McHenry School Districts 15 and 156 are on winter break until Monday.
However, students return to Huntley School District 158 on Wednesday. Dan Armstrong, director of communications and public engagement for the district, said the school monitors weather, temperature and the wind chill, with the primary concern of hosting school being bus operation and kids having to stand at bus stops in the morning.
"We don't want students being out in the cold for too long in the morning, especially when there is a wind chill," Armstrong said. "We have very young children in the district, and we don't want them standing outside in extreme cold temps."
When temperatures drop, the district has several backup buses at various points that are able to quickly respond if there is a breakdown or delay, Armstrong said.
District 158 Superintendent John Burkey has been keeping an eye on the forecast and as of Tuesday, having school Wednesday did not seem like a great concern, Armstrong said.
Families should make sure their children are dressed appropriately for the weather, especially if they are standing at a bus stop, Armstrong said.