Safety During Inclement Weather
Keeping Students Safe
Weather conditions vary throughout the school district. On days when school is closed or delayed, the district receives many phone calls from parents and community members questioning the decision. It is important to consider the safety of all students. Schools may be closed or delayed because of severe weather conditions in one or two areas of the district. Sometimes school remains open on days when there is snow on the ground. Parents who have serious concerns about the safety of their students may keep their children home--without academic penalty--until they feel it is safe for them to travel.
1. Parents should teach their children safe walking and waiting procedures.
2. Because young children are likely to be affected by delays, longer travel time
or personal apprehensiveness, parents are encouraged to make individual
decisions about school attendance during inclement weather.
3. Snow route bus stops are included on the following page. Exact times cannot be
given since they will vary with the severity of the weather. Parents should help children
decide when to leave for the bus stop.
4. Home pick-ups for special education students may not be possible because of time,
home location, weather or traffic. Parents of these children may phone the Special Education Dispatcher
5. Buses are equipped with tire chains. Bus drivers have been trained to use their
best judgment when tire chains are required due to varying weather conditions.
In severe conditions, tire chains may be required on all buses.