Bad Weather Closings
The procedure for making the decision to close schools begins early in the morning when school personnel in each area of the city drive the streets near the neighborhood schools to check road conditions. Personnel confer with the weather bureau, police department, and gas and utility companies about forecasts, road conditions, and available energy for heating the buildings. The findings are reported to the superintendent of schools, who makes the final decision to open or close schools.
Classes will not be held if it is determined that buses are unable to operate safely; if electric service at schools is disrupted; or if natural gas to schools is curtailed.
In the event of inclement weather, the district will make every attempt possible to release information through the following outlets:
In addition, the district will launch automated phone calls stating whether schools are to be open or closed are made as soon as possible to parents and staff for whom the district has current phone numbers.