MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison Metropolitan School District says its schools will be closed Tuesday, due to extreme cold and a Wind Chill Warning. All events at schools will be canceled, as well.
Monday though, Madison students were in class. MMSD officials say they base cold-related cancellations around warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service.
A wind chill advisory was in effect Monday morning, but not a warning, so the district made the decision to stay open for parents who rely on the warm, safe place to send their kids every day.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Students at the Madison Metropolitan School District still attended class Monday, despite the bitter cold.
The district posted on the MMSD website Sunday night that schools would be open Monday because there was not a wind chill warning in place. The district reminded parents to make sure their children are dressed appropriately for the weather.
"When making weather-related decisions, we consult with local meteorologists, the city streets department, our bus companies and our facilities management. With that information, we make a decision that we believe is responsible and in the best interest of all of our students. However, we always encourage families to make a decision that is best for your child," the district says in a statement.
We'll hear from district officials tonight on 27 News at 5 & 6 about how they reach these decisions and what plans are for Tuesday, which is expected to be even colder.
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