Portage schools are now closed for Thursday. As a blizzard approaches tonight school district administrators either decided to close school on Thursday, or to wait until the early morning hours to make that call. As of Wednesday afternoon the following schools will be closed on Dec. 20: Columbus School District; Madison College-Portage with mid-year commencement cancelled; Montello School District with activities tonight ending at 6 p.m.; the Poynette School District; and Lodi School District. For the school districts not listed, there has yet to be a decision made, or done publicly on classes Thursday. Also, all school district administrators will monitor the weather conditions on Thursday in order to make a decision about school on Friday taking in to account student/staff safety and travel conditions.