POLICY MANUAL

Emergency Closing of Schools - Regulation R6-10

A. Closing of School Because of Inclement Weather/Other Emergencies
1. Prior to School Session

In the event of inclement weather every attempt will be made to reach a decision by 6:00 a.m. on whether or not to open the schools. When feasible, the announcement will be made the night before. Information regarding the situation will be available on the division’s website and by calling 515-5080.

2. During School Session
In those cases when severe weather conditions or other potential emergencies may have implications affecting the closing of schools, the decision to continue operation or to close the schools is made by the superintendent. This decision is based primarily upon the consideration of student welfare and safety. During that period of time that the schools are in session the responsibility for the safety and supervision of students as well as for their instruction is incumbent upon every staff member. No teacher or other employee is authorized to leave his or her assigned duties until this responsibility has been fulfilled.

Approved by Superintendent: December 17, 1970
Revised by Superintendent: October 15, 1992
Revised by Superintendent: January 30, 2014
Revised by Superintendent: February 18, 2014

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