Bourbon schools relent to weather, close until February 22

    With the snow still flying on Monday at about 4:30 p.m., the Bourbon School District not only opted to cancel school for Tuesday, but also for the rest of the week.


    The district officially announced late Monday afternoon that “Due to the continued winter weather, low wind chills, and hazardous conditions of the extensive rural roads our buses travel, Crawford County R-1 Schools will be closed this week with a scheduled reopening date of Monday, February 22nd.”
    The announcement came with even more snow, up to four inches, expected on Wednesday and temperatures anticipated to remain below freezing until Saturday. By the time school resumes, that day’s high is projected to be near 50 degrees.
    With this week’s closure, the district will have been out of class for the past two weeks. Due to the extended school closure, Bourbon teachers are posting review lessons and activities to keep students engaged with school. The activities can be found on Google Classroom or through emails provided by the teachers. There will be one activity for each subject for the week.
    “With these two weeks unexpectedly off from school we hope these teacher provided materials will give our students something meaningful to do and prepare them to come back to school on the 22nd ready to move on with the remainder of the semester,” the district announced. “During this closure there will be no live class sessions, but teachers will be checking their email each day should you have any questions. If you need printed materials, please contact the school office or Central Office beginning on Wednesday (Feb. 17).”