Please understand that we make the decision to open or close the schools in bad weather based on a careful analysis of all relevant factors.
The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for the final decision. The decision is based on recommendations from the Director of Transportation and Director of Planning, Operations and Facilities and other factors such as:
►Information on road conditions from transportation staff and
from the police
We must give careful consideration to the most dangerous roads in the district. Even if your street looks clear, travel elsewhere in the district may be quite dangerous.
►Amount of snow and ice accumulated
►Whether precipitation is continuing
►Building conditions (Do all buildings have electricity and heat?)
►Parking lot conditions
Administrators talk to maintenance and custodial staff members who are responsible for clearing and treating school parking lots and sidewalks.
►Temperature and wind chill
Please remember that some of our students walk to school and many must wait outside for the bus.
We prefer not making our decision based on weather predictions, which are not always accurate. But sometimes this is unavoidable.
We must consider that some high school students drive to school.