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702.05 Operation of School Transportation During Inclement Weather

Transportation vehicles owned and operated by the District will not operate when weather conditions due to fog, rain, snow, ice or other natural elements make such operation unsafe.  Because weather conditions may vary throughout the District and may change quickly, the best judgment will be used that is possible with the information available.


The final judgment as to when conditions are unsafe to operate will be made by the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee.  The Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee will be assisted by the actual "on location" decisions and reports of the District’s drivers.


When, in the judgment of the bus driver, weather conditions are so poor as to present a hazard when loading or unloading students, the driver will radio the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee for instructions.  If radio contact is not possible, the driver will proceed to the next stop which does not present a hazard and make telephone contact personally, with the assistance of a student rider, monitor, or other person.


When school is cancelled because of weather anywhere in the District, all schools will be closed.  Commercial radio, television, web site and/or automated phone service will be used to notify employees and students when school is cancelled or temporarily delayed.


When weather conditions deteriorate during the day after school has begun, cancellation notices will be announced in a manner as provided above.  Students will be returned to their regular drop-off sites, unless weather conditions prevent it.  In that case, students will be kept at or returned to school until they are picked up by the parents.


Approved: October 16, 2014
Reviewed: FY 2016-2017, December 19, 2016

Revised: 02/24/17