Spokane schools keep students inside during bitter cold snap

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by OTHELLO RICHARDS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 4 at 8:41 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. – Elementary school principals are encouraged to keep students indoor during the bitter cold weather on Wednesday.

Our crews caught up with some parents walking their children to Jefferson Elementary on Spokane’s South Hill on Tuesday.  They say they moved a little faster than usual.  We also found a lot of parents picking their children up in cars rather than letting them walk home.

Spokane Public Schools sent an email to all elementary school principals on Tuesday afternoon strongly encouraging them to let students play inside Wednesday during recess.  Ultimately it will be up to each individual principal.

Jefferson Elementary School principal Mary-Dean Wooley said her students were already staying in doors.

“At noon time we did a patrol around the building and thought, ‘oh no, it’s not good enough sunshine to be outside,’” said Wooley.

The school district is also asking principals to allow kids who arrive early on Wednesday to be let inside the building immediately.
 

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