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When is it too cold for school?


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton already announced schools will be closed Monday. Meanwhile La Crosse superintendent Randy Nelson says he'll make a decision as early as Sunday afternoon.

Nelson says he's never closed schools just because of cold alone. However he says the dangerously low temperatures predicted for Monday would make it unsafe for kids to wait for buses. And one of the biggest concerns is those students who walk to school.

"We're one of those districts that typically doesn't bus within a two mile radius," Nelson said. "So we know we have kids walking more than mile. Generally speaking then what we're worried about is children who might be out there walking and the potential for frostbite and other issues that can come with the coldest of weather."


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