From CPS: "The Chicago Public Schools will be open on Wednesday, Feb. 14, but there will be no bus service. Students who normally ride the bus may attend their neighborhood school."
UPDATE: Apparently, this school/no buses thing isn't something that they just thought of last night. The relevant section of the Board's Emergency Plan is below if you want to see it.
When side streets are largely impassable to school
buses, the Chief Executive Officer chooses to keep schools and office open but
suspends pupil transportation services. In this situation, arrangements must be
made to minimize loss of instruction for the students who are normally bused to
a school outside their neighborhood. The procedures are as follows:
Students normally bused to school are to report instead
to their neighborhood schools. (This does not apply to special education
Principals at these neighborhood schools should have
contingency plans to serve these students.
The neighborhood school can obtain the following
information for bused students from their receiving school: name, school
program, bus schedule, emergency phone numbers, special needs, and eligibility
for free or reduced-price meals.
Principals should identify, ahead of time, spaces in
their schools to house these students. When possible, students should be
temporarily assigned to existing classes.
Plans for instruction should be developed and materials
identified for these students so that they can quickly resume their
Since the receiving schools will be temporarily
under-attended, principals in the neighborhood schools who are providing
emergency instruction to students may request, through their Management Support
Director, additional teachers. Receiving school teachers may be given work
locations at the sending schools.
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