Glen Ellyn Public Schools, College of DuPage Close as Coldest Air of Winter Arrives

National Weather Service warns of dangerously cold temperatures; wind chill advisory will last until Wednesday.

Monday, Jan. 27, could bring the coldest weather so far this winter, with some parts of Chicagoland seeing wind chills as low as -50. Glen Ellyn school districts have responded by closing school Monday. 

"Due to inclement weather, all Glenbard District 87 high schools and the administration center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 27," according to the District 87 website. "All Monday after-school activities are cancelled.  A decision regarding the status of school on Tuesday, Jan. 28, will be made by mid-day Monday."

Also closed: Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41, Community Consolidated Elementary District 89, and College of DuPage main campus and regional centers.

Schools also were closed Jan. 6 and 7 due to extremely cold weather. There is no word yet on how this most recent closing will effect the last day of school.

Under state law, public schools must build at least five emergency days into their school year calendars. After that, districts can apply for an "Act of God" day — a day when conditions pose a risk to student safety or health. "Act of God" days do not need to be made up.

For more information on closings, visit EmergencyClosings.com.


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