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5710: Emergency School Closure and One-Hour Delays

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5710: Emergency School Closure and One-Hour Delays

File: District Policy 5710 (pdf)

Most Recent Adoption: August 29, 2022

5710: Emergency School Closure and One-Hour Delays

District Policy 5710                                    

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURE AND ONE-HOUR DELAYS

1.0       The Superintendent will determine when it is necessary to have a one-hour delay at the start of a school day, close district schools or dismiss students early in the event of hazardous conditions which threaten the safety or health of students or staff members.

1.1       In making a determination to have a one-hour delay at the start of a school day, close schools or dismiss students early due to inclement weather, the Superintendent will consult with representatives from Transportation, Facilities and Risk Management departments. In consulting with District personnel the Superintendent may consider a variety of factors that impact transportation to and from schools as well as operation of facilities.

1.2       The following factors may be taken into account as appropriate:

1.2.1    District-specific weather forecasts;

1.2.2    Local and state weather forecasts;

1.2.3    Recommendations of public safety agencies;

1.2.4    Closings of neighboring school districts;

1.2.5    Amount of precipitation/accumulation, wind speed, temperature;

1.2.6    The current condition of roads and walk paths throughout the District.

1.3       District personnel will drive throughout the District overnight to assess conditions and report information to the Superintendent or designee by 4:00 a.m. so that the Superintendent can make a determination no later than 5:30 a.m.

1.4       A one-hour delay may be announced if temporary adverse weather conditions exist in the morning, including but not limited to high winds, cold temperatures or unfavorable road conditions during morning travel time.

1.5       In the event of an announced one (1) hour delay, morning bus pick-up times, morning BASE, and the school day will start one (1) hour after the normal start time at every grade level and the following items shall be in effect:

1.5.1    School will end at its normal time;

1.5.2    Afternoon Bus departure times will not be adjusted;

1.5.3    Afternoon BASE times will not be adjusted;

1.5.4    Morning bus pick-up will be one (1) hour after the normal pick-up. For example, if on a normal day, bus pick-up time is 7:35 a.m., on a one-hour delay, bus pick-up time will be 8:35 a.m.;

1.5.5    Kindergarten will start one (1) hour after its normal start time;

1.5.6    For all half-day preschool classrooms:

1.5.6.1       Morning preschool sessions will be canceled;

1.5.6.2       Afternoon preschool sessions will continue as scheduled (normal start times) and transportation will be provided for eligible students;

1.5.7    All full-day preschool classrooms will start one hour later and morning extended childcare will not be available.

 

Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Most Recent Adoption: August 29, 2022