Pittsburgh Public Schools closed Tuesday



PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Public Schools officials announced Monday morning that the district will be closed Tuesday because of dangerously cold temperatures.

“Due to extreme cold temperatures forecasted for the Pittsburgh region, all Pittsburgh Public Schools after-school activities are cancelled this evening January 6, 2014.  In addition, Pittsburgh Public Schools will be closed tomorrow Tuesday, January 7, 2014.  When the District is closed all evening activities and building permits are also cancelled,” school officials said in a news release.

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane said many students walk to school or have to wait on buses, and it will be too cold to have them do that on Tuesday.

"We have a lot of our students who are walkers and we have a lot of students standing on corners waiting for buses.  So we are obviously very concerned about making sure that we don't end up with any issues because of that,” Lane said.

Lane told Channel 11’s Vince Sims that as of now, she’s telling kids to have their homework done for Wednesday.

Pittsburgh Public was the first to announce a closure for Tuesday.

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