[dropcap]C[/dropcap]hicago Public Schools announced they are cancelling classes Wednesday because of sub-zero wind chills and extreme cold moving through the Chicago area, and the dangers the weather presents to children traveling to and from schools.
“The safety and well-being of our students comes first,” said CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. “The frigid temperatures and winds make a dangerous combination, and it is in the best interest of our students to cancel classes.”
CPS buildings will remain open and will accept students who still arrive at schools. CPS administrative staff, building engineers and custodians will be at work tomorrow.
Some schools in the south and southwest suburbs have closed schools in anticipation of Wednesday’s cold as well.