Updated at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with additional information from the school district on how closures so far have impacted school calendar, cancellation of school board meeting.
As overnight freezing temperatures led to icy roadways, both the Edmonds School District and Edmonds Community College have canceled all classes and activities for Tuesday, Jan. 14.
The Edmonds School Board meeting set for Tuesday night was also canceled.
It marks the second straight day of no classes for the Edmonds School District. Last year, safety concerns related to heavy snow and ice caused the district to close schools for six days between Feb. 4-15.
According to district spokespersons Harmony Weinberg, changes have already been made to the district’s 2019-20 calendar. Now, June 18 is a full day of school and the last day of school has been moved to June 19, and a districtwide early release. May 22, which was originally a non-student/professional development day, is now a school day. To see the full 2019-20 Family and Community Calendar, click here.
Weinberg said district staff will continue to monitor the forecast for the rest of the week and notify families and staff by 6 a.m. on the day of school if schools will close.
“Our district officials spend the early-morning hours driving bus routes and checking the conditions of our school properties before making a decision on delaying or closing that day,” she said. “The safety of our students, family and staff is our top priority when making a decision to delay or close our schools.”
Edmonds CC, which started classes late on Monday but didn’t cancel them, says its closure extends to evening and online classes as well. For the Edmonds School District, the closure means no after-school or athletic activities, including high school sporting events.