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Bed news for Levy County kids. Students in Columbia and Leon counties may not be going to school tomorrow due to the frigid temperatures, but we are made of tougher stuff in Levy.
It will be cold in Chiefland Tuesday morning when the temperature is expected to be 24 degrees at 7 a.m. with winds out of the north northwest at 11 mph. Ditto for Williston and Bronson. Cedar Key will be a bit warmer at that hour with 28 degrees. The high temperature for the day in most of Levy is expected to be in the low 40s.
But it will be warm in the classrooms as the maintenance crews have been spending Monday getting the county's schools fired up for the return from the two-week Christmas-New Year holiday.
Levy County School Superintendent Bob Hastings said, "We'll be open tomorrow. But we will be lenient on absences."
He said maintenance crews had weatherized the buildings for the two-week break that started Dec. 20 and they returned to work today to prepare the buildings for the students' return.
He said parents should make sure the students are properly dressed to be out in the weather. Bronson Elementary School posted on Fecebook that children should wear coats and long pants.
One cancellation due to the weather is Chiefland middle school softball tryouts that were scheduled for Tuesday. Coach Adam Gore will have tryouts on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 3:15 p.m.