Mother Nature has closed schools in parts of southern Idaho again. Wednesday night, officials with the Westside and Franklin County School Districts cancelled all classes for Thursday. They will remain closed until Friday or Tuesday, depending on the school district’s schedule.
An announcement on the Franklin County School District’s Facebook page said the decision was made based off of the severe weather, travel conditions, a winter storm warning issued by the national weather service and the forecast for more snow. Since the school district operates on a four day week, classes will resume Tuesday, February 19, after the observance of President’s Day on Monday.
The statement also explained that extra-curricular activities scheduled for Thursday afternoon will still be held, unless weather conditions continue. Athletic events will also be held, if the visiting teams are willing to travel.
Schools in the Westside School District operate on a five day week and are scheduled to resume classes Friday.
No other nearby school districts have reported any closures.
This is the second closure for both school districts. On January 7, heavy snow forced the cancelling of all classes for one day.