Barrington School District 220 announced that schools will open Wednesday after two days of bitter cold snow days.
“When a mother threatened on Facebook to send her five bored kids to my house so they could lounge around, make a mess, watch TV and eat all my food, I knew it was time to call everyone back to school,”
Superintendent Tom Leonard joked in an email to parents. “Yes, after 16 days of winter break followed by two days of sub-zero temperatures, all students and staff can finally return to school [Wednesday].”
Citing temperatures crawling back above zero, District 220 determined it was again safe to send children to school.
Maintenance crews and custodians have spent the past 48 hours getting schools ready by plowing parking lots and salting sidewalks, Leonard wrote.