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. 

 

3. TWO-HOUR DELAY

Morning bus runs will be delayed two hours, as will the start of school.

 

4. SNOW ROUTES

Some roads will not be traveled.

 

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.  

 

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.  

 

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:

 

SNOW ROUTES

 

*When the decision is made to utilize "snow routes" the buses will not travel on the following roads: 

 

Barnhart Road 

Bridlewood Drive 

Burbank Road 

Clay Street (West of Oregon Avenue) 

Cooper Hollow Road 

Ferns Corner Road  

Fir Grove Road 

Frost Road 

Gage Road 

James Howe Road 

Kerber Road 

Liberty Road (North of Falls City Highway) 

May Road

McTimmonds Road

Mistletoe Road

Oak Villa Road

Oakdale Road

Orchard Knob Road

Pedee Creek Road

Pioneer Road

Reuben Boise Road

Robb Mill Road

Shady Lane

South Church Street

Teal Creek Road

Webb Lane

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                                                             

Burbank Road                                                               

Cooper Hollow Road                                                    

Ferns Corner Road                                                       

Fir Grove Road                                                            

Frost Road                                                                    

Gage Road                                                                   

James Howe Road                                                       

Kerber Road                                                                

McTimmonds Road

Oakdale Road

Orchard Knob Road

Pedee Creek Road

Pioneer Road

Reuben Boise Road

Shady Lane

Teal Creek Road

Liberty Road (north of Falls City Hwy)

Webb Lane

West Ellendale (west of water treatment plant)

 

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.

 

In any emergency, the Superintendent, or designee, will decide whether or not students should be sent home.  The decision may be to send them home immediately, or to keep them in the schools indefinitely under continuous supervision until the emergency has passed.  Should the students be held in their respective buildings, parents may pick up their children at school.