DUPO, IL (KMOX) – Students at a Metro East school district are getting an unscheduled day off today.

It’s not snow but a lack of consistent heat which is closing Dupo schools today. Superintendent Terry Milt says a planned power outage in the town Sunday night allowed air to get into the water lines at the high school, which blocked some of the heat. He says while some rooms were fine, others became quite cool.

“We had some classrooms that got into the high to low 50s,” Milt said. “Rather than take a chance today, we thought we had it up and running but we decided just to call off, that way we would ensure that we would have the furnaces running all day today for Thursday.”

Milt says that because Dupo is a small district, it is easier for parents if they cancel classes at the elementary school as well.

He says there is plenty of room in the schedule so the day will not have to be made up later.


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