Weather Delay Decisions
Every situation is considered separately. Factors such as temperature, wind chill, daylight, road conditions, visibility, and current and future weather forecasts are considered before deciding whether to delay or close school.
School officials monitor hourly temperature forecasts from a variety of weather services and stay in communication with the transportation department.
The school system will consider delaying if the actual wind chill temperature is minus 19 degrees or colder at 7 a.m. and whether delaying two hours will make a difference in the temperature. The decision is usually made between 5:00 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. and communicated via various methods (click here for information on the notification process).