SCHOOL CLOSING GUIDELINES

The decision to cancel school on inclement weather days involves many factors. Our primary goal is the safe transportation of all students, parents, faculty and staff. The Transportation Supervisor checks road conditions by 5:00 a.m. and notifies the Superintendent by 5:30 a.m. Other considerations used in the decision to cancel school include temperature, wind chill factor, visibility, city and county road conditions, location of county snow plows in the area, the ability to clear school parking lots and driveways, weather forecasts and the status of neighboring school districts. Because Berrien RESA transports students from all parts of the county and local districts have different starting and ending times, it is impossible to implement a school delay plan.

Parents always have the right to keep their child/children home if they feel travel is unsafe. However, if the decision is made to keep school open, all regular attendance policies apply. On inclement weather days every attempt will be made to announce school closings by 6:00 a.m.

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