SCHOOL EMERGENCY DAYS
HOW THE DECISION IS MADE:Information that goes into the decision to delay or close school includes:
•Road condition reports from transportation staff, regional highway departments, and other sources (weather/traffic cameras, roadway test drives, etc.)
•Possibility of continuing and/or worsening rain, winds, snow and/or ice.
•Loss of electricity or loss of heat within the building. When this occurs, a timeline for repair becomes part of the decision.
•Condition of the bus fleet and availability of sufficient drivers to transport students.
•Forecast of snow and ice across the school day, with specific attention to when transportation peaks and when the planned dismissal occurs.
•Information about what other districts are doing. We share information with other local districts and check whether they are opening or closing. This helps us know how many students will already be impacted with a loss of instruction and how successful our own staff members may be in getting to campus to perform their specific work function.
WHO MAKES THE DECISION?The school superintendent is responsible for the final decision, based on the above factors and information received at the time the decision must be made.