Both Evanston Township High School and all District 65 schools were closed for in-person school on Wednesday, as snow was falling during the morning “get-to-school” hours, and was expected to continue all day.

But the more than 10,000 students from both districts will still have to take classes, at home on their computers, as the districts went on an E-Learning day.

In a website message, District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton explained that closing in-person school was “based on the condition of the roadways and continued snowfall throughout the day.”

He said the district understands the difficulty not having in-person school causes for families, but said the decision was “made with safety in mind.”

Besides not having in-person classes, other activities are off.

An ETHS message says “the campus will be closed. All before and after school practices, activities, and events are canceled.”

District 65 will have lunch pickup at Chute Middle School between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

E-Learning days do not have to be made up at the end of the year.

At this point school in both districts are expected to be open in-person on Thursday.

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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