LCSD Schools Closed Monday, March 4
Dear LCSD Parents & Community:
Student and staff safety is always our primary concern. As a safety precaution due to the extensive amount of snow received this weekend, and in consultation with the Lake County Office of Emergency Management, all of our schools will be closed on Monday, March 4 to allow for snow removal from roofs and school property. Our procedures state that we clear the roofs particularly at Pitts and West Park (our oldest buildings at over 50 years old) once the snow reaches a certain depth. With more snow expected tonight, clearing these roofs is necessary. It is also time-consuming, and will take much of the day on Monday. School and all school activities are canceled on Monday.
As you may be aware, we also had a large outbreak of flu and other illnesses in our schools last week. On any given day, we had 100 or more students and many staff members absent across the district. While our schools are closed for snow removal tomorrow, our custodial staff will have the opportunity to do a disinfecting clean of as many schools and classrooms as possible. We hope that this will help curb the spread of illness.
Closing school is never our preference. We understand that it places a burden on parents and families. We carefully considered this decision in partnership with the Office of Emergency Management and determined it was the best decision from a safety perspective. Given the forecast, we currently expect school to run as normal on Tuesday, March 5.
Thank you for your understanding!