Cancellations, Delays, Schedule Changes

There are no cancellations or delays at this time.



Why close school?

Safety is the primary concern. If schools are open, our students are traveling to and from school; if schools close, several hundred children from ages 6 to 12 are home unsupervised.

What influences the decision?

Visibility: Blowing snow is the most critical factor in safe transportation; this includes concern with fog.
Snowfall: Snow amounts and slippery conditions reported by people who are actually driving the roads.
Cold: Actual sustained temperature below -15 F or wind chills below -30 F.

Who makes the decision?

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.

How do we let people know?

• 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.

Radio Stations

  • WIXX (FM 101.1) in Green Bay
  • WHBL (AM 1330) in Sheboygan
  • WJUB (AM 1420) in Plymouth

TV Stations

  • WTMJ 4 in Milwaukee
  • FOX 11 Green Bay
  • WITI 6 in Milwaukee
  • WISN 12 in Milwaukee