The Superintendent is empowered to close the district schools or to dismiss them early in the event of hazardous weather or other emergencies which threaten the health or safety of students and personnel. While it may be prudent, under certain circumstances, to excuse all students from attending school, to delay the opening hours, or to dismiss students early, the administration has the responsibility to see that as much of the administrative, supervisory, and operational activity is continued as may be possible.
In making the decision to close schools, the Superintendent or his designee will consider many factors, including the following principal factors relating to the fundamental concern for the safety and health of children:
1. Weather conditions, both existing and predicted.
2. Actual occurrence or imminent possibility of any emergency condition which would make the operation of schools difficult or dangerous.
3. Inability of teaching personnel to report for duty, which might result in inadequate supervision of students.
(Adoption date 11/19/80)