Delays and Closures

D14 Inclement Weather Procedures

TWO-HOUR DELAYED STARTS:
In case of a two-hour delay, buses will run and classes will start two hours later than
usual, and classes will end at the normal time.

Local TV and radio stations will be informed by 6:00 a.m. of the delayed start.
• If the decision is made to open school after the delay, no additional
  announcements will be made.

• If the decision is subsequently made to cancel school, local stations will be
  informed by 8:00 a.m. Keep checking the stations or the web sites.

• Decisions will also be posted at www.mssd14.org and www.flashalert.net

Morning Preschool classes are cancelled on two-hour delayed start days.

DISTRICT CLOSING:
If the decision is made to cancel school, local TV and radio stations will be asked to
announce that the district is closed.

• Local TV and radio stations will be informed by 6:00 a.m. of the closing if
   there will be no delayed start, or by 8:00 a.m. if there is a delayed start.

• This decision will also be posted at www.mssd14.org and www.flashalert.net
   All meetings and activities/athletic practices and events are also cancelled if
   school is closed for the day.

EARLY DISMISSAL:
If school is in session and a storm develops, a decision may be made to send students
home early. The procedure will be as follows:

• If the decision is made to release school early, each bus driver and building
   principal will be notified. Bus drivers will make their regular runs in the same
   sequence as usual, but at the earlier time.

• Please review with your children what they are to do if there is an early
  dismissal.

• If parents believe the weather is bad enough at anytime during the day, the
   parent or guardian can pick up their child.

• Information about an early dismissal will be provided to TV and radio stations
   and will also be posted on the district web site www.mssd14.org and at
   www.flashalert.net

• Principals will remain at their buildings until it has been determined that all
   students have been transported safely and all students have left the
   buildings.

All meetings and activities/athletic practices and events are also cancelled if there
is an early dismissal.


Regular Dismissal with After School Activities Cancelled:
Decisions regarding the cancellation of after school activities will be made as early as
possible, with student, staff, and parent safety as our top priority.

When possible, we will try to have a decision made prior to the last hour of school, to
give transportation providers an opportunity to adjust.

Please note that parents have the ultimate responsibility and right to determine what is
safe for their children. If they do not agree with the district's decision to have after
school activities/events and would like their student to not participate in the after school
activity/event, they may certainly make the decision for their child to not participate
without penalty/consequence.

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