Making the decision to close or delay classes because of the weather is never easy and when it comes to closing because of the brutally cold temperatures it can get even trickier.
Local school districts are all keeping a close eye on the forecasts, said Niagara Falls City Schools Superintendent Mark Laurrie. This closure includes all after-school activities.
By Monday afternoon, most metro schools had announced they were canceling classes through Thursday.
Superintendents across the metro area say the districts communicate with each other for the days leading up to the weather event.
The Edwardsville Community Unit 7 District tells us an administrative team begins reviewing all potentially unsafe weather 24 hours in advance. Wind chills will range from -15 to -30 through the majority of the day including that critical time when students are outside waiting for the bus. Student safety is our number one priority.
School districts in the region are preparing for extreme cold and potentially risky wind chills this week.
Transportation and busing are both factors in Hockenberry's decision.
Hudson announced their school closing in an awesome way.
As the National Weather Service issues weather advisories, we in the Buffalo Public Schools are monitoring the weather with student safety in mind.
We encourage you to remind children to dress warmly.
Temperatures might not recover to zero until around 3 p.m. Thursday - a possible 45-hour stretch of below-zero temperatures that could rank among the longest. You may consider waiting with your child in a auto until the bus comes. "We have a lot of walkers".