Extreme cold hits Idaho, Some Schools Affected


Image of Boise: Brian Losness, via NWS Boise Twitter Feed.

In addition to significant snow that came over the weekend, temperatures in the Boise, ID area hit single digits on Tuesday morning following a cold front passage. According the National Weather Service in Boise, which said on Twitter, “The cold is set to continue into Tuesday, with valley lows hovering near 0°F, and the lowest possible wind chills down to -10°F.”

The Idaho Statesman reported:

As frigid temperatures hit the Treasure Valley this week, Boise School District administrators say they’ll follow the district’s procedures for extreme cold to ensure students remain safe. The Boise School District said it historically hasn’t closed schools down because of extreme cold. But the district allows for parents to keep their children at home if they believe it’s unsafe to travel to school.

While The Boise School District (BSD) and the West Ada schools remain open during the snow and cold. KTVB-TV reports:

As extreme cold grips our area, we want to remind our school community of the measures we have in place to keep our students safe. Our top priority is always the well-being of our students and staff, and we take this responsibility very seriously,” BSD stated in a news release.

Both districts will keep kids inside for recess if temperatures go below 20 degrees and have school bus tracking apps that parents can download. For BSD bus app click here, for WASD click here.



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