“Snow” school for FHS

There was no school on Monday, January 22nd for the Fairbury Jeffs as it was called off due to the weather. The decision was made at 5:30 Monday morning by Superintendent Stephen Grizzle after the National Weather Service assured him that hazardous white out conditions were going to take place later that afternoon.

“I believe I made the right decision, as the storm hit our area just before noon and


Though there was more ice and wind than snow, it proved to be hazardous. Ice coated everything in Fairbury, including the roads. Photo by: Emily Burkley

continued till late afternoon and early evening.” Grizzle said. “My decision was based on driving conditions at dismissal and not based on amounts of snow.  I did not want our students or staff driving in near “whiteout” conditions.”

Many students were just excited to have a free day off from school, and many of them made the most of it.

“Usually I spend snow days hanging out with my family. Resting and playing games.” Taylea Mills ’19 said. “We love to build forts and do anything fun we can come up with.”

Any more snow days will result in students having to come back for an extra day at the end of the year. However, this one was a necessity.

“I want everyone to get to school as safe as they can.  But we also must exercise caution when we do travel.” Grizzle said. “Just because we have school does not mean that we should not be careful when we drive.  I fret and fret when the weather is bad.”