Illinois schools cancel, Iowa schools don’t in QC area

The Quad City metro area was divided on whether to have school Tuesday, January 28th, 2014.

Bettendorf, Davenport, and Pleasant Valley Schools all started with a two hour delay Tuesday while schools in Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline all canceled class.

Davenport Community Schools spokeswoman Dawn Saul says the district decided to have school Tuesday because the wind chill warning was lifted at 9 a.m.

Rock Island-Milan spokeswoman Holly Sparkman says her district knew about the warning, but officials still thought it was too cold for students to be outside.

Iowa school bus drivers had to react appropriately to the news. Bus workers had to get in as early as 3 a.m. to start up the buses at the Durham School Services building in Davenport.

Due to the two-hour delay, bus drivers were to pick up Davenport school children two hours later than their normal bus time. Drivers started picking up students around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Related: Burlington School District’s decision creates ruckus


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