EMERGENCY CLOSURE INFORMATION
Icy, snow packed, and/or flooded roads or other unsafe conditions may make it necessary to close schools, delay the beginning of a school day, or alter bus routes.
School District and transportation officials will check roads early each morning when conditions warrant. We will make every effort to have decisions made by 5:30 a.m. to enable stations to make the necessary announcements. Most local radio and television stations will carry emergency information.
One of the following decisions will be announced:
1. SCHOOL CLOSURE
Classes will not be held and buses will not run. All extra-curricular activities and practices are cancelled.
2. ONE-HOUR DELAY
Morning bus runs will be delayed one hour, as will the start of school. Morning kindergarten classes will be held.
3. TWO-HOUR DELAY
Morning bus runs will be delayed two hours, as will the start of school. Morning kindergarten classes will be canceled.
4. SNOW ROUTES
Some roads will not be traveled.
If snow routes are used in the morning, those same routes will be used in the afternoon.
5. ONE-HOUR DELAY/SNOW ROUTES
Morning bus runs will be delayed one hour, as will the start of school, and some routes will be altered. Morning kindergarten classes will be held.
6. TWO-HOUR DELAY/SNOW ROUTES
Morning bus runs will be delayed two hours, as will the start of school, and some routes will be altered. Morning kindergarten classes will be canceled.
When the decision is made to utilize "snow routes" it will be determined whether or not to use regular or modified snow routes. The snow routes for each level are as follows:
*When the decision is made to utilize "snow routes" the buses will not travel on the following roads:
|Barnhart Road||May Road|
|Bridlewood Drive||McTimmonds Road|
|Burbank Road||Mistletoe Road|
|Clay Street (West of Oregon Avenue)||Oak Villa Road|
|Cooper Hollow Road||Oakdale Road|
|Ferns Corner Road||Orchard Knob Road|
|Fir Grove Road||Pedee Creek Road|
|Frost Road||Pioneer Road|
|Gage Road||Reuben Boise Road|
|James Howe Road||Robb Mill Road|
|Kerber Road||Shady Lane|
|Liberty Road (North of Falls City Highway)||South Church Street|
Teal Creek Road
|West Ellendale (West of water treatment plant)|
At times our higher elevations take longer to clear, but the buses can safely travel some of the lower or more heavily traveled roads. When this is the case we will report modified snow routes. When modified snow routes are posted, buses will not travel on:
Barnhart Road McTimmonds Road
Burbank Road Oakdale Road
Cooper Hollow Road Orchard Knob Road
Ferns Corner Road Pedee Creek Road
Fir Grove Road Pioneer Road
Frost Road Reuben Boise Road
Gage Road Shady Lane
James Howe Road Teal Creek Road
Kerber Road West Ellendale (west of water treatment plant)
Liberty Road (north of Falls City Hwy)
Additionally, it may be necessary to send students home from school early due to the threat of severe weather or other emergencies. Parents should select a "second home" (preferably a neighbor) where their son or daughter may stay in the event they are away from home.