MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – A couple of metro school districts are taking extra precautions when it comes to the weather and are canceling classes for Tuesday.
On Monday afternoon, school officials with Mid-Del Public Schools announced they would close in the face of bad weather.
“Three years ago, Mid-Del Schools developed a 3-point tornado plan for the safety and security of our students and staff. The first step in the plan would be to cancel school if we had prior notice of severe weather. We have been following local weather stations and have participated in weather webinars with the National Weather Service in Norman. Projections indicate that severe weather could be in our area during the end of our school day as well as during release time.
Because we have additional days built into the school calendar, we have made the decision to close Mid-Del Schools on Tuesday, April 26. This will not require us to add any days at the end of the year for students. The safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority,” the district announced on its Twitter page.
Parents of students began receiving phone calls about the cancellation shortly after the alert.
On Monday night, the Paoli Public Schools superintendent told NewsChannel 4 they would also close due to the weather on Tuesday.
Meteorologists said severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in central Oklahoma on Tuesday afternoon and evening.