Classes will resume on Friday in Springfield District 186.
Even though the forecast continues to call for bitterly cold wind chills on Friday, school officials decided to reopen schools. A statement from interim superintendent Bob Hill reminds parents to make sure that children are dressed warmly enough for conditions and to monitor their wait outside for buses.
The district notes that temperatures are expected to climb into the 20s later in the day on Friday, and the wind chill advisory is expected to be lifted by midday. The statement from the district says the decision could be reconsidered if weather conditions change in the overnight or early morning hours.