Wisconsin schools to close Monday due to cold
- Associated Press
- January 3, 2014 - 5:35 PM
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee and Madison schools will close Monday due to the extreme cold.
Milwaukee Public Schools announced the closing on the district's website. The Madison school district released a statement Friday saying its schools will be closed, evening activities have been canceled and the school board's Monday meeting has been postponed to Wednesday.
Schools in the Kenosha and Racine districts also will be closed Monday.
School administrators across Wisconsin are weighing whether to cancel classes for Monday.
Gov. Scott Walker's office said Friday morning the governor was considering whether to cancel classes statewide. Walker's office later issued a statement backing off on that position, saying the governor is encouraging local school districts to make their own decisions.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says all public schools statewide would be closed Monday.
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