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,
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
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
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.