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UPDATE: Gov. Walker encouraging districts to make decisions on school closings


MADISON, Wisconsin  (WXOW) -- Governor Walker's office says he continues to monitor weather conditions but is encouraging local governments and school districts to make their own decisions regarding closures during the extreme cold forecast for Sunday through Tuesday.

Below is the latest statement from Gov. Walker's spokesman:

Governor Walker will continue to monitor conditions day-by-day as it relates to the operation of state government. Local governments and school districts are encouraged to make individual determinations regarding school and government closures. Wisconsin Emergency Management is working closely with local and regional partners to provide any resources necessary during this time.

Earlier on Friday, the governor's spokesman said that Walker was considering closing schools across the state similar to what Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton did.

State agencies have already issued suggestions to deal with the weather.

De Soto schools, along with a number of districts across the state, already announced school cancellation for Monday in advance of the cold weather.  Madison and Milwaukee were two other districts that called off classes.

Local school closing information is available here.

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