WEATHER PROCEDURESThe school district cannot guarantee the
safety of road conditions at any time. The district administration makes the
decision whether or not to operate schools. Parents must make the decision
whether or not to send their children to school during bad weather conditions.
When ice or snow causes hazardous driving conditions, the district will operate schools only when roads are safe. School officials begin checking road conditions in the evening before if needed and about 4:00 a.m. on the school day in question. Many times, however, conditions cannot be determined until two to three hours later because snow or ice often occurs at daybreak. When possible, a decision will be made early– usually before 6:00 a.m. Once a decision is made, we notify radio and TV stations, and their announcements are usually aired immediately and during their news. The announcement is usually repeated frequently until the normal time for school to begin. Our
district will use our eSchoolView Alert system and new phone app to notify
parents as soon as a decision is made. Our district will also use our webpages,
Facebook, and Twitter. Employees are notified by e-mail.
decision to close schools cannot be made by 5:30 a.m., a school opening may be
delayed for an hour or more. If a school opening time is delayed, our staff may
not be at the schools until the announced time. Therefore, students may not be
brought to school until the announced opening time.
district and schools close due to weather conditions, students and parents are
requested to help school personnel and the local radio/TV stations to
communicate accurate information as early and as quickly as possible. The radio
and TV station staff are anxious to cooperate with the schools in making these
GENERAL DISTRICT PLAN:
officials will request that local radio and TV stations broadcast the decision
no later than 6:00 a.m. The district will also announce via our new phone app,
webpages, Facebook, and Twitter.
officials will request that the media make announcements as often as possible.
Students, parents, and other interested persons are asked not to telephone
school personnel so the district may have the telephone lines open so that
those employees responsible for making the decision can communicate with each
other. In past weather emergencies, our announcements of a decision have been
hampered because of excessive telephone calls.