Extreme Cold Prompts Area Schools Closures Amid Wind Chill Warning

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Bourbonnais, IL – The wave of school closures due to extreme weather conditions in the Bourbonnais area continues to grow. 

Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is the latest to announce a shift to remote learning for Tuesday, January 16th, 2024, in response to the severe wind chill forecast.

This decision follows closely on the heels of Manteno schools, which earlier declared a move to remote learning due to the same weather concerns. The National Weather Service’s wind chill warning for Kankakee and Eastern Will Counties, citing temperatures as low as 15 to 30 degrees below zero, has prompted these precautionary measures.

BESD53 has advised families to refer to the e-learning instructions provided by their student’s teacher for this unscheduled remote learning day. The district emphasizes the importance of safety and well-being for students and staff in these harsh weather conditions.

As more schools in the region respond to the extreme cold, updates will be made available. Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay informed and check for the latest information on school schedules.

As of now, the following schools in the Bourbonnais area have announced closures or shifts to remote learning due to the extreme wind chill conditions:

The latest update to the school closures and remote learning shifts in the Bourbonnais area, due to the extreme wind chill conditions, includes the following:

  1. Manteno Schools
    • Status: Remote learning day on Tuesday, January 16th.
    • Additional Info: All afternoon and evening activities canceled.
  2. Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 (BESD53)
    • Status: E-Learning day on Tuesday, January 16th.
    • Additional Info: Families should refer to information provided by students’ teachers.
  3. Bradley Elementary School District #61
    • Status: E-Learning day on Tuesday, January 16th.
    • Additional Info: All evening activities canceled.
  4. Frankfort School District 157-C
    • Status: E-Learning day on Tuesday, January 16th.
    • Additional Info: All after-school activities canceled.
  5. Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School (BBCHS)
    • Status: Closed on Tuesday, January 16th.
    • Additional Info: Parents are advised to check emails or the school’s website for updates to the final exam schedule and calendar. More information can be found at BBCHS Website.
  • Crete-Monee School District 201-U
    • Status: Closed on Tuesday, January 16th.
    • Additional Info: E-Learning Day instituted. For details and emergency closing information, visit Crete-Monee School District Website.
  • Kankakee School District 111
    • Status: Closure or remote learning status pending.

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