District provides extra child care for school closings

By 
JOE POIRIER
Ozaukee Press Staff

While classes were canceled for Grafton schools on Wednesday, Woodview Elementary School’s doors were open to 14  students in need of child care.

“When school is canceled, we understand it’s hard for parents to find child care at the last minute,” Grafton School District Supt. Jeff Nelson said.

“Student safety is always our top priority whenever we look at the decision to close school. With this significant wind chill coming into effect, it’s vital for the safety of our students and staff to stay inside.”

Representatives of the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA were at the school to organize activities for youngsters.

Nelson said attendance was close to normal levels Tuesday. However, the same day, a school bus with four students slid into a ditch due to black ice. No one was injured and the students were transferred to another bus, Nelson said.  

All school activities were canceled after 6 p.m. Tuesday, following school cancellations due to snow on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Monday, Jan. 28.

Nelson said the district would make a decision on canceling classes for Thursday on Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson doesn’t expect the closures to affect the school calendar with regards to adding make-up days.   

Grafton Fire Chief Bill Rice said there was a two-vehicle crash northbound on I-43 north of Pioneer Road at about 7 a.m. Tuesday. Two people were injured and one was transported to the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton for minor injuries. 

Rice also asked residents to clear snow surrounding the fire hydrants on their property.

“I think it’s an issue everywhere, especially in Ozaukee County,” he said. “You can drive down the street and not see a single hydrant because they are all buried.”

The Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce rescheduled its State of the Community luncheon from Wednesday, Jan. 30, to Feb. 27. 

Wednesday garbage collection in the Village of Grafton was postponed. 

 

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