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Cold And Heat Cancel Schools This Year

January 6, 2014, 6:00 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Cold And Heat Cancel Schools This Year
IPSWICH, SD -

From large districts to small, cold temperatures and wind closed hundreds of schools Monday. Ironically, some districts were closed for the opposite reason earlier in the school year.

Several small schools without air conditioning had to cancel classes in August because buildings were too hot.

Both Edmunds Central and Ipswich fell in that camp. Both cancelled classes Monday as well.

"When they're talking dangerous wind chills, when we're talking five minutes outside and you're going to have frost bite," Ipswich superintendent Trent Osborne said, "I just can't chance having kids out there."

"You know, it's really been a year of extremes. From the 100-plus degrees in the building to start the year to now the 50 degrees below zero at this point," Edmunds Central superintendent Shawn Yates said.

Both extremes have caused missed class time.

"We had some snow days built in which helps.  Unfortunately, we didn't expect to use them this early, so we're hopeful the rest of the year will shape up a little better than it has been lately," Yates said.

In Roscoe, Yates is prepared to make up days, if needed. To avoid kids walking to school in what he calls dangerous weather, Osborne says his district will also do whatever it takes to keep students safe.

"Temperatures in South Dakota and weather in South Dakota is absolutely amazing sometimes," Osborne said.

In Ipswich, Osborne says the district's has gone to partial days in the past, but rarely cancels classes because of the cold.

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