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Archive for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lawrence schools among weather-related cancellations and closings for Tuesday, Jan. 11

Non-essential state employees get late start of 9 a.m.

Children around Lawrence and across northeast Kansas were left to play in the snow Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, after several inches of snow fell and led school districts to call off Monday classes. About three inches of snow had fallen by Monday morning with snow showers projected for the rest of the day.

Children around Lawrence and across northeast Kansas were left to play in the snow Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, after several inches of snow fell and led school districts to call off Monday classes. About three inches of snow had fallen by Monday morning with snow showers projected for the rest of the day.

January 11, 2011, 12:00 a.m. Updated January 11, 2011, 4:39 p.m.

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Here is a list of closings for Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011:

School districts

  • Baldwin, USD #348
  • Basehor Linwood, USD #458
  • Bishop Seabury Academy
  • Corpus Christi Catholic School
  • De Soto, USD #232
  • Eudora, USD #491
  • Lawrence, USD #497
  • Lawrence Montessori School
  • Montessori Children's House
  • Oskaloosa, USD #341
  • Ottawa, USD #290
  • Perry-Lecompton, USD #343
  • Prairie Moon Waldorf School
  • Raintree Montessori School
  • Shawnee Heights, USD #450
  • St. John's Catholic School
  • Tonganoxie, USD #464
  • Veritas Christian School

Events, daycares and organizations:

  • Building Blocks Daycare Center is closed
  • Community Commission on Homelessness — 8:30 a.m. meeting canceled
  • Douglas County Dental Clinic — closed, reopening at 8 a.m. Wednesday
  • Douglas County Senior Services
  • ERC late-night library — closed
  • Free State HIgh School boys and girls basketball — postponed
  • Haskel Health Center will open late today at 10:00 a.m.
  • Health Department-Douglas County Dental Clinic flouride varnish event — Jan. 25 event still on
  • Kids First Preschool is closed
  • Lawrence Arts Center — all classes canceled Tuesday
  • Lawrence High School athletic events — postponed
  • Lawrence Gymnastics Parents Morning Out is canceled
  • Lawrence La Leche League meeting — canceled
  • Lawrence Meals on Wheels — no meal delivery, office closed
  • Non-essential State of Kansas employees shouldn't show up until 9 a.m. This does not apply to KU employees.
  • Pinnacle Career Institute will hold morning classes two hours late
  • Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry is closed

Do you have special event or non-school district closings? Send an e-mail to editor@ljworld.com.

Comments

lady_bug 3 years, 3 months ago

Kudos to Dr Doll for keeping kids off the street when the roads are not safe. I hope that everyone that wanted to keep the "neighborhood schools" open so that their student could attend school by their house decides to walk their child to school tomorrow when the temperatures are so low. those that are two miles away and do not have a car because they came from another country to attend KU will be walking their children. good job Lawrence.

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Rae Smith Evans 3 years, 3 months ago

I hope school is canceled one more day. Its too cold for the kids to be outside. If they don't, I'll be exercising my right to keep mine home on an inclement day. Its way too cold to be out there walking.

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Jamminalive 3 years, 3 months ago

You tell em, earthmomma, they can't take it.

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Jamminalive 3 years, 3 months ago

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obamarocks 3 years, 3 months ago

The school leaders had better wise up and cancel classes tomorrow! Too cold for my kiddos to go out and walk the slick and dangerous sidewalks. I already have 17 addresses written down, at 8:01 am tomorrow I am going to start calling them in! So get out there people and shovel!

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pace 3 years, 3 months ago

I just got this message Postponed: New York's 1/11 MLK Chili Feed New York Elementary's annual MLK Chili Feed has been postponed until 5:30-7 p.m. on January 18 at New York school. The public is welcome. I hope it is accurate. A big event, not to be listed.

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urthlvr 3 years, 3 months ago

The KU Alert page didn't update to say KU was open until around 7:30.

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hip_gma 3 years, 3 months ago

Gilmore - in the future, call 864-SNOW. By 6:20am the message was that campus was open today.

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obamarocks 3 years, 3 months ago

I don't see why I can't treat the kids to something nice on their special snow days!

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obamarocks 3 years, 3 months ago

They had better cancel school tomorrow too, because it's going to be even colder on wednesday! Looking forward to taking the kiddos to dunken' donuts again this morning! Sure do LOVE snow days!

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sunny 3 years, 3 months ago

Kids can play outside all day....but parents don't want them to go to school!

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Raymond Munoz 3 years, 3 months ago

The Douglas County Dental Clinic will be closed in the morning. We hope to have our doors open by 1pm for our afternoon patients. Please follow our Twitter feed @dentalclinic for the latest updates. Thank you!

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seth5792 3 years, 3 months ago

Wow for a change we aren't finding out school is cancelled at 7am......At least we can prepare for it now

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sunny 3 years, 3 months ago

No school...all the little kiddies will be out sledding in the dreadful temps and snow.

What is this world coming to? You are all raising a bunch of pansy kids!

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overthemoon 3 years, 3 months ago

WHAT is going on in that photo?? Was there measureable kid-fall last night and that poor man has to shovel up the little ones in pink coats?? And He just flung her off the shovel like a pile of snow?? Somebody out to investigate!!

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kseagle 3 years, 3 months ago

LOL.....even the school district is learning not to trust our road crews to do their job of clearing the roads.....this should be a large slap in the face of the city.......

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mdrndgtl 3 years, 3 months ago

Growing up, we knew school was canceled when Bob MacAdoo broke through the door and punched my father in the groin.

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Iam Tired 3 years, 3 months ago

On the website - Lawrence USD497 is canceled for Tuesday.

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tomatogrower 3 years, 3 months ago

Guess what. If the kids don't have to go to school, then there are fewer people out on the roads while those who have to go to work are trying to manage the roads. It's really a win/win situation, except for those parents who have to deal with daycare. I think some people are just jealous.

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Rae Hudspeth 3 years, 3 months ago

Well, I still won't be driving this for quite some time, lol.

And if the schools are open, I'll be leaving early and going the long way round to work, because some of the parents dropping off their kids drive stupidly enough in the GOOD weather.

Please, .. hang up the damned cell phone and watch your kids and the road! You'll get there a lot later if you end up in a wreck due to inattention.

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Wendy magillicutty 3 years, 3 months ago

You assume that the car stays on the road and warm. You assume that the school heater continues to work properly. You assume that a child will not fall down and injure themselves (on snowy or icy sidewalk/roadway). You assume too much. Anyone care to quote how fast hypothermia or frostbite sets in?

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Rae Smith Evans 3 years, 3 months ago

every district around us is canceled already. I don't just mean the small districts or rural. Topeka, Olathe, Shawnee Mission, KCMO and North Kansas City have closed. From experience of working in the SM and Olathe districts, they don't like to close...at all. I can't even believe how many days we had to work that I felt sooooo bad for the kids that had to be outside waiting for buses, walking or whatever. They were so cold and miserable.

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twobigones 3 years, 3 months ago

When they cut bus service, they cut the winter storm cord. SNAFU

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monheim 3 years, 3 months ago

The district's website is crawling a bit...wonder how many people are hitting the "refresh" button tonight!

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dragonfly0221 3 years, 3 months ago

They need to cancel and do it tonight so parents can make what ever arrangements they need. This waiting till 6 AM when every other district around us has canceled already is ridiculous. Give parents the time they need and they complain less........hint

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queen 3 years, 3 months ago

Interesting how the safety of children is over shadowed by ego. Get over yourselves. If it's too cold or snowy, kids shouldn't be walking the 2 + miles to school if their families cannot drive them and the district won't pay for the buses. Not rocket science.

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musiclife 3 years, 3 months ago

Well, at the same time with the wind being so strong, visibility is a possible problem since the snow that fell is so powdery.

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conservative 3 years, 3 months ago

School closings should be decided by how safe the roads are in lawrence. Temp shouldn't be a factor, kids have coats and few have to spend time outside other than walking from the car to the school. Also the county roads should not be a factor as 99% of students are inside the city limits. And most importantly, if a majority of kids can make it to school they should be open. For anyone who thinks the temps are too cold or the roads unsafe you always have the option of keeping your kids home.

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Kookamooka 3 years, 3 months ago

Topeka called it. They are off.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 3 months ago

" "we had to walk uphill in the snow both ways" stuff"

If they were smart, they'd have walked downhill both ways.

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monheim 3 years, 3 months ago

Forecast for Tuesday morning shows the temperature actually going down from 14 degrees at 5am to 8 at 9am with a 20 mph wind out of the North.

This isn't just about snow, it's about cold.

Also, enough with the cane-waving "we had to walk uphill in the snow both ways" stuff. Yes yes...you're very tough. yawn Now can we talk about this realistically? If anyone has a serious critique of the way Lawrence Schools decide to close, go ahead.

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LadyJ 3 years, 3 months ago

Snowplow the streets around the schools so parents can drop the kids off if there is going to be school, common sense. For heavens sake people, don't stop all of a sudden on 19th street to drop your kids off at Cordley because Vermont isn't snowplowed. If I remember correctly, New York school was another school where the street wasn't cleared for parents.

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sunny 3 years, 3 months ago

Of course Lawrence will close all schools. Run for your lives it is snowing!

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thebcman 3 years, 3 months ago

WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW... NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST TO AROUND 25 MPH BY THE LATE EVENING. THE WINDS WILL CAUSE SNOW TO BLOW AROUND OVERNIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING ONTO ROADS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN CLEARED EARLIER.

* WIND CHILLS... VERY COLD TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE WIND CHILL VALUES TO FALL BETWEEN -10 AND -15 BY MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

the combination of blowing/drifting snow and the dangerous wind chills should be enough for Lawrence schhools to cancel classes.

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weather887 3 years, 3 months ago

hope kids dont have to go to school in the bitter temps tommorrow

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sunny 3 years, 3 months ago

It's snow for gods sake. Wimps!

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Steve Bradt 3 years, 3 months ago

Back in the day, we figured that if the plows made it past the Superintendent's house so he could get his Lincoln out of the driveway, school was on.

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sunny 3 years, 3 months ago

Bunch of mambi pambi whimpy kids and parents!

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TikiLee 3 years, 3 months ago

Yes, obamarocks. You have been very clear about that.

For days now.

Very. Clear.

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obamarocks 3 years, 3 months ago

It doesn't matter what the school says, it's as good as cancelled for me and my kids!

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Heather Perry 3 years, 3 months ago

sooo have they decided on school closings yet? I would love to know 2nite so we can turn off alarms ???????????????

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