EBCD: Emergency Closings/Delayed Openings/Early Dismissals

The Superintendent may close the schools, delay their opening, or dismiss them early in the event of hazardous weather or other emergencies that threaten the health and/or safety of students and staff.

In making the decision to close schools, the Superintendent will consider many factors, including but not limited to:

  1. Weather conditions, both existing and predicted.
  2. Driving, traffic, and parking conditions affecting public and private transportation 
facilities.
  3. Actual occurrence or imminent possibility of any emergency condition that would make 
the operation of schools difficult or dangerous.
  4. Inability of staff to report for duty, which might result in inadequate supervision of 
students.

The Superintendent will take action to close the schools only after consultation with public works and public safety authorities. Students, parents, and staff will be informed early in each school year of the procedures that will be used to notify them in case of emergency closing. When schools are closed for emergency reasons, staff members will report for work according to Committee policy.

MSC first vote: 3/25/14
MSC second vote: 4/8/14