Indianapolis Public Schools students headed to school on their regular schedule despite freezing temperatures Tuesday.
IPS spokesman John Althardt told Fox59 the school district decided to proceed on time because many of the students participated in the school breakfast programs.
Althardt said IPS busses began warming up as early as 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
“They said technically that it was supposed to be a little bit warmer two hours later but the problem with starting later is that lots of the parents of kids at the schools work and they have to still be at work. So then the question becomes, ‘who will stay with my child, get them ready, and lock up after I leave?” said IPS parent Jennifer Eastwick. “So it really is better for everybody that we stick to our schedule as much as possible.”
More than 100 area schools issued two-hour delays after the forecast called for the coldest temperatures in Central Indiana in two years.
A wind chill advisory was issued Monday evening and is expected to run through 11 a.m. Tuesday. Wind chills reached 12 below zero Tuesday morning.