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Few students return to class on Monday

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GARLAND, Texas -

Although many major school districts in North Texas stayed closed on Monday, students in Garland had class.

Garland ISD officials said they considered the weather and road conditions before making their decision. Streets and sidewalks were pretty dry in the city and although it was cold outside, the buildings had electricity to keep students warm.

Some parents were still concerned about their children's safety. Some students were upset they weren't getting another day off.

"I didn't want to come to school today. I didn't like it. It's so cold out here. I'm freezing," said Melvina Davis, a student at Southgate Elementary School.

Some others said they were glad to finally be out of the house.

"I got two boys and they were starting to get at it," said Melissa Rogers, a parent. "And I haven't been able to get to work so I'm ready to get to that also."

However, Rogers said she was a little concerned about the teachers who live outside of the district making it to school.

One parent volunteer said she did notice fewer parents and students in school. Official attendance number are expected later in the day.

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