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Wind Chill Guidelines

Guidelines for Temperature-Related School Cancellations by Sangamon County School District Superintendents


While individual districts must consider road conditions prior to making decisions about weather-related cancellations, the following will serve as a common guideline for cancellations due to extreme cold.


  • Districts will use www.accuweather.com to obtain an hour-by-hour forecast of air temperature and wind chill at 8:00 p.m. the evening prior to any decision about school cancellations due to temperature.
  • Springfield will be the central location used for all schools housed in Sangamon County when determining the predicted temperature.
  • If the combination of air temperature and wind chill is predicted to exceed -20 during the two hour window between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. school will be cancelled.
    • Example, At 8:00 p.m. the Accuweather predicts that the wind chill will reach -21 at 7:00 a.m. and -19 at 8:00 a.m.--school will be cancelled.


These guidelines assume clear road conditions and that temperature is the sole factor for determining whether to conduct school.

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