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What schools consider before closing

WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - What do school districts consider before closing?

Each school district takes into consideration several factors before closing.

Portage Public Schools tell us they don't have a set temperature for closing and closing for cold temperatures is very rare.

But they're closed already Monday.

The rule in Kent County is they'll shut down if the wind chill is 30 below.

In Otsego, they take into account the cold, and other factors like if it's sunny or snowing.