School was cancelled last week on Monday, Jan. 6 and
Tuesday, Jan. 7 due to the snow and extreme cold weather that saw wind chill
values of -40.
But as Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt noted, not all Oswego 308 employees remained warm and cozy at home.
On Tuesday, Oswego 308 transportation, maintenance, custodian and grounds employees showed up for work to get the schools ready to go for a Wednesday return.
“We had employees out in those elements Tuesday,” said Wendt. “I commend these folks.”
Wendt said the buses had caked on snow that he’d “never seen,” which employees had to clean off to prepare for the over 13,000 students that rode the buses daily.
Wendt said that across Chicagoland, several school districts were unable to open Wednesday because of issues that were not addressed by the aforementioned employees.
“We have great people doing great things,” said Wendt. “We know how fortunate we are.”