Inclement Weather Policy

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 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, status of county snow plows, the ability to clear school parking lots and driveways, weather forecasts and the status of neighboring school districts.  According to the National Weather Service, frostbite can occur within 30 minutes when the wind chill factor is -19 degrees.  Every attempt will be made to announce school and office closings by 6 a.m.  In the event of a 2-hour delay, school start times at Blossomland Learning Center, Lighthouse Education Center and the Juvenile Center will be 10:30 a.m.  The a.m. session at the Berrien County Math/Science Center will be cancelled.  Parents always have the right to keep their child/children home if they feel travel or weather conditions are unsafe.

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