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Deerfield Schools To Close Monday

Sub zero temperatures prompt school closing. Decision on Tuesday will be made Monday.

There will be no school in Deerfield Monday because of sub zero temperatures.
There will be no school in Deerfield Monday because of sub zero temperatures.

Deerfield Public Schools District 109 and Deerfield High School will not hold class Monday because of the forecast for sub zero temperatures, according to communications today from the respective districts.

With temperatures not expected to climb above zero between the overnight hours today until sometime Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, both District 109 and Township High School District 113 will make a decision about holding class Tuesday on Monday.

There will be no after school activities including practices or rehearsals, according to both the Deerfield High School website and an email from District 109 Superintendant Michael Lubelfeld.

“These extreme conditions are unprecedented and will tax our buildings’ heating units and Olson’s buses to their limits,” Lubelfeld said in the email. “After reviewing weather data and gathering valuable input from our public officials and other local school administrators, it is very clear that it’s not safe for staff and students to travel to school.”

The Deerfield Park District has cancelled its programs but many of its facilities will remain open. Details can be found on the organization’s website. The Deerfield Public Library is closed as well.

Temperatures are expected to drop to four below zero tonight and continue dropping to a high of minus five Monday before plunging to 19 below Monday night. The high temperature Tuesday is predicted for two below zero with minus nine Tuesday night.

School was also called off Jan. 6 and 7 when temperatures did not climb above zero.

Patch will keep update this story as it learns about more closings.

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Deerfield Mom January 26, 2014 at 05:08 PM
so does this mean Dist 109's last day will be June 9?
Steve Sadin (Editor) January 27, 2014 at 07:17 AM
Good question. We will get you an answer.
Jon Hall January 27, 2014 at 02:32 PM
What answer is there to get now? School will be cancelled again tomorrow. Today's speculation is not newsworthy. The answer will only change in the weeks ahead. In case you haven't noticed, there's probably more important issues to report about today.

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