Some parents did keep kids home Tuesday rather than send them back to school in Springfield in bitter cold morning temperatures. But most kids braved the subzero wind chills and made it to class.
District 186 says attendance on Tuesday was around 78.5 percent. That compares to an average daily attendance of over 91-percent on a typical January day last year. In the fall semester from September to December, average daily attendance in Springfield schools was more than 93-percent.