PORTLAND, Ore. – Snow and ice kept all major school districts in the Portland area closed again on Monday but a thaw that set in allowed classes to resume Tuesday.
The decision to tell 47,000 Portland Public School students to stay home Monday came Sunday evening, allowing parents a chance to make arrangements.
“They look at the weather forecast and they actually go out and drive the streets. We also take a look at the side streets and the sidewalks; a lot of our kids walk to neighborhood schools so it’s not just the buses we’re concerned with,” said Portland Public Schools spokeswoman Christine Miles.
Sarah Steiner has three boys, so her work-from-home day turned into another snow day with the kids. She understood the decision to close but is looking forward to getting back to normal.
“I would say that last night I was ready to pack lunches for today and was ready to send the kids out the door, but one more day was a little more than we expected," Steiner said. "I do think they made the right call in canceling today, just because it is pretty yucky out there.”
KGW.com has the latest school closure information.