Meadowview And Woodview Schools Closed Wed. Due To Heat

Grayslake District 46 has made the decision to close two schools Wednesdayfor students' safety.

Meadowview and Woodview schools in Grayslake District 46 will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 5, due to high heat and humidity. School Reach calls and e-mails have gone out to parents.

Neither school has air-conditioning.

"Safety for our students must be first and after monitoring temperatures, we feel that is the best decision for tomorrow," stated Supt. Ellen Correll on the district's Web site.

"This has been a very unusual summer and fall. Keep your fingers crossed and hope for some cooler days ahead. Thank you for understanding," she continued.

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Helen Lee September 07, 2012 at 09:13 PM
I feel if your kid does not go to Meadowview or Woodview you have nothing to complain about. This does not effect you or your child. The priorities in this school district are messed up. Everyone should be thinking of the kids not themselves.
Helen Lee September 07, 2012 at 09:15 PM
I agree! Sometimes the classrooms heat doesn't always work right in the two schools and kids sit with their coats on all day. Heat or cold how can our kids learn in that environment?
Kyle Hill June 16, 2013 at 08:36 AM
If they can't afford AC why not buy each teacher a good size fan to keep the room temp to more reasonable levels instead of text books talking about someones murder for 3rd graders?
Kyle Hill June 16, 2013 at 08:41 AM
In fact. With the fan idea they could AT LEAST keep schools open part of the day until peak heating THEN close at 1:00pm to save electricity during peak heating. If they operate at least a partial day they will receive state funding for that day and it wouldn't need to be made up if more closures happen later in the winter due to *Acts of God*. One or two days of closures is ALREADY built into most school calenders for *Act of God* issues which should be reserved for winter time when it's colder. LA sucks when it comes to cold artic blasts.
Kyle Hill June 16, 2013 at 08:44 AM
When they used to have schools in the one or two room schoolhouses they were MUCH easier to warm up because of the small space. Older kids would often be in charge of firing up the woodstove and keep it going for the young ones. and would show up to school early to start it up. Kids had a lot more responsibility back then and despite the occasional grumble and mumble pretty much enjoyed it.


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