Evanston/Skokie School District 65 officials say all the district’s schools and centers will be closed Monday because of the forecast of extremely low temperatures.

In a news release, the school system said the decision was made “with the safety of our students and staff in mind.”

Administrators plan to decide by Monday afternoon whether schools will open on Tuesday.

About two dozen other public school districts and parochial schools have announced plans to close on Monday because of the unusually cold weather.

Evanston Township High School has not announced any plans to close on Monday.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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