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.
Once a decision is made regarding school closings or delays, the announcement is posted on this page of the district web site. We also post closings and cancellations on our Twitter and Facebook accounts soon as possible. In addition, the radio and television stations listed below are contacted.
When weather conditions are such that you question if school will be closed, please be sure to check these sources. We know that some of you are in positions where you are not able to see or hear announcements during the day. In this case we urge that you make arrangements with friends and relatives to listen for you in case school is dismissed early in bad weather.Radio Stations