Winter Storm Warning: School closings, other delays in the Tennessee Valley


"So it just makes sense to close school down for that day and use one of our snow days or add a day in the summer if we have to".

Beachwood City Schools announced Tuesday that all classes will be canceled Wednesday and Thursday. All after-school and evening activities are also canceled both days. Eric Knost says classes will most likely be canceled if a wind chill warning is issued. But when it comes to risky weather, many administrators would prefer a later school year. The decision is ultimately up to the superintendent with student safety being a top priority.

CPS said families seeking alternative resources for their children can visit the Chicago Park District, which also has warming centers.

The decision to close will be made by a group of officials at the district.

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All Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools are officially closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Some of you have asked how we decide whether or not to close school due to cold temperatures.

Avon City Schools and Akron City Schools are also joining Beachwood City Schools by canceling classes for Wednesday and Thursday.

For the latest on school closings, stay tuned to's school closings page. There are many different factors that are considered including road conditions, wind chill, projected snowfall accumulations, the confidence of weather forecasts, and the unpredictability of Western New York weather which can vary significantly in a small area, change abruptly, and contradict forecasts. "If we need to be off 15 days, we'll be off 15". "We have a lot of walkers".