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WHO MAKES THE DECISION TO CLOSE OR DELAY SCHOOLS?

Under Ohio law, the Superintendent is responsible for the final decision on school closings or changes in the schedule for the day.

WHAT FACTORS ARE CONSIDERED WHEN MAKING THE DECISION TO CLOSE OR DELAY SCHOOLS?

While school closures are generally a result of poor weather conditions, other factors also can impact our decision to close schools. The following issues are taken into consideration when contemplating a school closure, delay, or early dismissal:

=         Building conditions: loss of electricity, heat, and water

=         The ability to clear ice and snow from school parking lots and sidewalks

=         Information on road conditions from road crews, safety forces, staff, and local officials

=         Whether the conditions are expected to worsen or improve throughout the day

=         Ambient temperature and wind chill factors

=         Weather forecast

WHEN IS THE DECISION MADE TO CLOSE OR DELAY FOR THE DAY?

We make every effort to make our decision by 5:15 a.m. so we can notify staff, parents and students, as well as inform local radio and TV stations and post the decision on our web outlets.

HOW IS THE DECISION COMMUNICATED?

Our decision is posted on Twitter, our website, and a variety of news outlets.  Furthermore, we utilize our automated calling system to reach all stakeholders via a call and text.  If you are not on the call list, please contact our central office.

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