School Closing - How Decision is Made

 

School Closing/Delay Procedures for Inclement Weather
 

It’s the season for unpredictable weather.  The Superintendent and the Transportation Director take very seriously the safe transportation of our students and staff.  When forecasts call for inclement weather, the decision to close school is based on the following: current weather/road conditions from a network of district administrators, weather spotters throughout the county, law enforcement, state & county road crews and other school officials in adjoining counties. Decisions are based solely on the safety of our children and we will always err on the side of caution.

 

When a decision is made to close or delay schools, our  goal is to get the information out to media sources by 5:30 a.m.  

 

Emergency closing/delay information sources:

BCBOE One Call Messaging System

District  Webpage

Twitter

Facebook

WBKO-TV (13) / WTVF-TV (5) / WKRN-TV(2) / WSMV-TV (4) / WDRB-TV (41)

WCLU-Radio / WHHT-WOVO Radio / WGGC Radio / WBVR Radio

 

NOTE:  When schools are closed look for the iLearn@home announcements given by media sources.  We ask that parents do not telephone the schools or the district office for information pertaining to the operation of schools on days of inclement weather due to limited staffing in our offices.  These calls may delay our ability to notify school staff and the public of important decisions in a timely manner.  Please tune in to your local television and radio stations for this information.