All public schools in Miami County will be closed once again Friday, Feb. 8, as crews continue to work to clear roads and side streets following an ice storm Wednesday and Thursday that affected most of the Kansas City metro area.
The weather is especially bad timing for multiple local school districts that were preparing to celebrate homecoming Friday night.
Here is a breakdown of the changes, based on information released by each school district.
Paola USD 368
Friday night basketball games against Eudora have been postponed until Monday, Feb 11. Freshman, junior varsity and varsity will all play starting at 4:30 p.m.
All homecoming activities have been moved to Thursday, Feb. 14. A date for the homecoming dance and the Junior Panther Dancers and Paola Middle School Dancers is still to be determined. League wrestling and the ACT are still on for Saturday, Feb. 9.
Osawatomie USD 367
As of Thursday night, the basketball games scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8, are still going on as scheduled. Courtwarming activities have been postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 19, during the game with Prairie View.
Spring Hill USD 230
District officials said homecoming basketball activities Friday, Feb. 8, will proceed as scheduled.
Games and the coronation are scheduled at the following times:
- 3:45 p.m. – JV boys and girls basketball
- 5:15 p.m. – Varsity girls and freshman boys basketball.
- The homecoming ceremony will take place following completion of the varsity girls basketball game.
- 6:45 p.m. – Varsity boys and freshman girls basketball
- The times for the homecoming dance have been adjusted. It will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
"The grounds crew are working diligently to clear parking lots and sidewalks for tonight’s activities," according to the district's website. "However, there may still be slick spots so please use caution when entering and exiting the building."
Prairie View USD 362
Basketball games for Friday, Feb. 8, have been canceled. Officials are working on a make-up date. A rescheduled date for courtwarming also is yet to be determined.
League wrestling has been rescheduled to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Burlington following the JV tournament.
Louisburg USD 416
Louisburg celebrated homecoming on Friday, Feb. 1.