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Chip Jenkins
Director of Transportation



School Closing Procedure for Inclement Weather

Many people have asked how we make the decision to cancel school for inclement weather.  Below is a check list of procedures that are used for this process.

  • Contact spotter team of 9 district employees
  • Evaluate district roads (can you drive a bus safely in these conditions?)
  • Contact neighboring Transportation Directors
  • Contact County Road Department Supervisor about problem areas in the county.
  • Contact Superintendent about road conditions and surrounding counties conditions.
  • Contact all neighboring Superintendents
  • Contact Local Sherriff
  • Consult with Director on all information obtained
  • We make every attempt to have a final decision made by 5:00 or 5:30

The Superintendent will send out closing information through social media (Facebook & Twitter), District Website, Radio and Television stations.


See also the Frequently Asked Questions about School Cancellations - here

Bus Safety Video made by Eastern Magnet Club/STLP students.