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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
1900 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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Schools Closed Thursday, January 8, 2015

January 7, 2015

District 186 will be Closed Due to Inclement Weather

As the safety of our students is of the utmost concern, Springfield Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 8, 2015. The decision to close is due to the inclement weather forecast of extremely low wind chill conditions as students travel to school as experienced by our community today.

School has been cancelled for all Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Ball Charter School, S.C.O.P.E. and Lawrence Education Center. Superintendent Gill stated, “Our concern is the safety and well-being of all students, and most especially students who would have to wait outside to catch a school bus or walk to school in such conditions. We have monitored the forecast today and concluded this is the best decision for the safety of all District 186 students.”

We will continue to keep our families informed through ParentLink, the district webpage, Facebook, Twitter, text, email and the media. As protocol, we will make a determination regarding school closings by 5:30 a.m. after all facts are collected and all angles have been considered.

Nalo Mitchell
Department of Communications