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Too Cold For Classes?

Bitter cold temperatures have educators in some Wisconsin school districts already canceling classes for next Monday. But so far - not here in the Green Bay area.

GREEN BAY,  Wis. (WFRV) Bitter cold temperatures have educators in some Wisconsin school districts already canceling classes for next Monday.  But so far - not here in the Green Bay area.

 Wind chills on Monday could possibly range  between minus 35 and minus 55 degrees. School districts, like Milwaukee and Sheboygan, have already canceled classes. Administrators from Green Bay and it's suburban districts plan to make a decision regarding Monday classes on Sunday.

So tonight we headed over to Ashwaubenon High School -  where the Jaguars were taking on rival Pulaski Red Raiders in basketball, to hear what parents thought about that idea -  and if it would be better to act now than to wait until later, based on the chilly forecast.

All said "yes."

"I think they should,"said one parent. "What about the kids that have to walk to school or have to wait for buses...it's getting way too cold for them."

"If it is going to be as cold as they think,   they should cancel it just so parents can make arrangements and stuff for day care," added another concerned father.

"I do think it's too cold - it's too cold to just be outside a few minutes from the parking lot," added one mom working the concessions stand.  "I don't think we've had a snow day all year so this  seems like a good day to take one."

On Friday, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton issued an order closing schools statewide on Monday.  Gov. Scott Walker considered doing the same in Wisconsin, but later decided against it saying the final decision should be made at the local level.

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