Oklahoma City schools are quiet Wednesday. Halls and classrooms are empty of students.
OkCPS spokesperson Tierney Tinnin issued this statement on the school district's decision to close for cold weather:
"Changes to the district's official calendar must be approved by the OKCPS board of education. In the event that additional inclement weather make-up days are required, the district's leadership team will work with union employee groups to develop a plan that the interim superintendent will present to the board for a vote. The plan will be developed to meet the educational needs of our students and when approved will be communicated to parents, students and staff."
The district has not decided if classes will be held on Thursday, though temperatures are forecasted in the teens with strong winds out of the north. Fox 25 Chief Meteorologist Jeff George says the wind chills will feel like zero degrees. In January, the district said it will close the school if the actual temperature is 10 degrees or below or if the wind chill is 5 degrees or below.
The district will continue with its scheduled parent-teacher conference day on Friday, which means students may not return to class until next Monday.