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Taylor Park Elementary Closed Tuesday, March 19th Due to Flooding

Due to continued flooding in the area, Taylor Park Elementary School will remain closed Tuesday, March 19th. All other Freeport School District schools will be in session as scheduled. However, there will be no busing to the Taylor Park area, where roads are closed due to flooding.

Students who live in that area and attend other district schools, and who are absent from school because of lack of busing, will be excused. Please notify your school if that is the case.

 


Below are the main ways that you can get news about weather-related school closures when they occur:

  • an automated phone call will be sent to parents/guardians and staff. Make sure your school's main office has your most recent contact information on file.
  • check local media for closing announcements: TV - 13WREX, 23WIFR, 17WTVO/FOX39; Radio - WFRL AM 1570, WFPS FM 92.1, WEKZ FM 93.7, WQLF FM 102.1
  • watch for social media posts on the FSD145 Facebook and Twitter pages
  • visit our website at www.fsd145.org. Closings will be posted at the top of this page.
Process: The decision to close schools during extreme weather is made as early as possible, often very early in the morning. The decision is based on the best weather information available and how that weather will affect students, staff, and parents during travel times. Canceling school because of inclement weather is the Superintendent's decision, and he communicates with his leadership team to make the best decision for our students. Factors considered include road conditions, air temperatures of negative 20 or lower, and wind chills of negative 20 to negative 30.