By Correne Martin
All area schools were canceled Monday, due to freezing temperatures in the 35o to 50o below zero range, with wind chill. Meteorologists warned about the dangers associated with these conditions, such as frostbite and hypothermia happening in a matter of minutes.
Area superintendents were contacted for a reminder about what goes into the determination to call off classes in cold and snowy winter weather. Of course, each of them said the safety of their students and staff is always their first priority.
At River Ridge Schools, anytime the temperatures reach 10o or greater below zero, administration immediately looks at the wind chill temperature.