Several people have input, but the final decision lies with the superintendent, who consults with:
• The manager and the staff at Johnson Bus, for important information about road and driving conditions
• Other superintendents in the region
• Local and national weather data
• Up-to-date state and local radar
• School maintenance people, to be sure that we can offer clear sidewalks and driveways
• Road crews and the police
If poor weather is the forecast, bus company staff and the superintendent will continue to closely evaluate the situation. A tentative decision is made shortly after 5 a.m. and is continually re-evaluated until the end of school.
While the decision to close school lies with the superintendent, parents have the ultimate responsibility for keeping their children safe. If a child is kept home during inclement weather, it will be counted as an excused absence. Parents also should consider whether an inexperienced driver should ride the bus instead.
• The official announcement is posted on this page of the district web site.
• Info also is shared on Twitter and Facebook as soon as possible.
• We also may send out a message using Skylert. View or download instructions for signing up for Skylert messages.
• The radio and television stations listed below are contacted.