Some SW Mont. Schools Make Rare Call to Close Wednesday
Extreme weather conditions in southwest Montana have forced area school districts to take drastic measures.
On the Livingston School District website, Superintendent, Dr. Donald J. Viegut issued the following statement:
"We are making the historic decision to close school in all Livingston Schools, Pre-K through 12th Grades, for Wednesday, February 27th, 2019. All of our contacts indicate that conditions are expected to remain poor throughout Wednesday. We are asking every stakeholder to help communicate this decision so that no person finds themselves in an unsafe situation on Wednesday. We appreciate everyone's cooperation in our effort to keep people safe."
In addition to the Livingston school closure, the Ennis School District has also decided to cancel classes on Wednesday. Superintendent, Casey Klasna issued this statement:
"School tomorrow Wednesday, February 27th has been canceled due to weather and hazardous driving conditions. We want to keep our students and staff safe."
Shields Valley Public Schools and Anaconda schools are also closed Wednesday.
Gardiner Public Schools are reportedly closed Wednesday.
Late Tuesday, officials with both the Divide School District and Yellowstone County District No. 2 announced those schools will be closed as well.
Monforton school buses will not run on Wednesday. Monforton will accept an excused absence for children if parents feel the commute is too dangerous.
As more closure information becomes available, this story will be updated.