Anticipated cold weather closes last day of semester

Anticipated cold weather closes last day of semester

staff report

Dr. Jeff Butts announced Wednesday that all Wayne Township schools would close for Friday, December 23 duew to the expected snow and freezing temperatures pedicted to hit INdiana later today.

In making the announcement, Butts wrote: “As we continue to monitor the forecast, it is becoming more clear that severe weather will arrive earlier than originally predicted. Rain, turning to sleet, then to snow, followed by low ambient temperatures and extreme windchill will lead to unsafe conditions based on the NWS chart we have consistently utilized.

“All buildings in the M.S.D. of Wayne Township will be closed beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2022 and will remain closed until Monday, December 26, 2022. No employees will report during those times. Friday, December 23, 2022 will be designated as our first inclement weather day. Limited activities will resume on Monday, December 26, 2022 with permission from a building principal and their assistant superintendent.”

At Ben Davis, that means today will be the only day of scheduled finals for first semester.