Word of the decision on the public schools came just before 4:30 a.m. Monday. The Archdiocese's announcement followed a short time later.
The Philadelphia School District issued the following statement:
Due to the severe weather forecast, all School District of Philadelphia schools are closed for Monday, February 3. Also closed are all early childhood and after school programs. Administrative offices are open.
The statement said updates will be posted at the district's website at www.philasd.org and on the district's Information Hotline at 215-400-INFO (4636).