Luxemburg-Casco School District, Sevastopol School District and Gibraltar Area Schools will be closed Friday due to many of their buses being unavailable to drive due to the extreme cold. Normally, LC has 24 buses running and about a third to a half of them won't start or will only go a short distance before shutting down. The L-C head bus technician took a look at the buses Thursday. Luxemburg-Casco Superintendent Glenn Schlender says the extremely low temps took a big toll on the diesel engines of the buses.
Gibraltar and Sevastopol reported similar issues with their bus fleet. Schlender expects the school to proceed as normal on Monday since this weekend, the temperatures are forecasted to warm up. The LC School District will discuss how to make up all the hours lost since this will be the fifth straight day of no school. They must meet a state requirement of minimum hours taught during a school year. Other schools in the area will have to discuss this as well. After school activities are scheduled to go on as planned for Friday.