Local schools, including Sedalia School District 200, saw a two-hour delayed start on Thursday due to extremely cold temperatures and wind chills. Barbara Koeller, a para-professional with Horace Mann Elementary, opens the gymnasium door at 9:30 a.m. for students bundled against the cold. Temperatures at 9:40 a.m. were 4 degrees but felt like -14 degrees.
Due to the delayed start, school buses arrived two hours later than usual. A student boards bus 116 at 9 a.m. at the intersection of South Ohio Avenue and 14th Street, with a wind chill hovering around -12 to -14 degrees.