The Reasons Mukilteo Schools Are Canceled Thursday

February 13, 2019

Everett Schools

The Mukilteo School District has decided to cancel school and associated activities again tomorrow, Thursday February 14th. Here is the full explanation just issued by the district.


Mukilteo Schools have decided to stay closed another day

Mukilteo school classes have been canceled for tomorrow (Thursday, February 14). Classes at the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center also will be canceled. The canceling of school also means that all other school events and activities have been canceled for tomorrow. This includes any scheduled sports contests, team practices, and after-school meetings. Information about the rescheduling of these events will be made available in the coming days.

The decision to cancel school was made after considering many factors:

While the main arterials are in great shape and generally just bare and wet, many side streets are still in very poor condition and driving on them is still difficult. The roads are especially bad on the east side of the school district area.

The roads in front of several schools are covered with slush that is at least a foot deep. Others are covered with compact snow and ice and remain very slippery.

The snow plows have left deep mounds of slush along many streets that will make walking on the sidewalks very difficult for the students who walk to school. Some walking routes are impassable and not safe.

Maintenance crews have been working long hours to clear parking lots and other areas at our school facilities, but the job of moving all of that slush and snow is gigantic. What’s more, there is nowhere to put the huge piles of slush except along the perimeter of the area. As a result, at best there is very limited parking available at the schools. At some schools, the deep snow and slush makes the parking lots completely unusable.

While running school buses on limited transportation routes would keep buses away from the most hilly and shady areas, it also means that some students must walk long distances through the snow to meet their bus.

In addition, some students require that we provide buses directly to their homes. The condition of some side streets will make that extremely hazardous.

The forecast from the National Weather Service says that the temperature will drop below freezing tonight.

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