In the event of snow, ice or other weather conditions that require the closing or delay of school, the following procedure will be followed by the RSU:
Between 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. information concerning general road and schoolyard conditions, weather forecasts and road commissioners’ reports will be considered by those making the school closing decision. Information regarding weather and road conditions will be forwarded to the Superintendent before 5:00 a.m. should a concern exist regarding unsafe driving conditions.
A decision to close/delay or not to close/delay school will be made between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. by the Superintendent or his designee.
If weather and road conditions permit, a delayed school opening may occur. In the event a delayed opening is used, announcement of same will be made over the radio and television.
The Superintendent will confer with city and town Road Commissioners and Transportation Directors regarding storm and road conditions that may affect length of the school day. If the decision to close is made prior to 9:30 a.m. the closing will be announced over area radio stations.
When necessary to dismiss school early, middle school and high school buses will operate approximately one-half hour earlier than elementary bus runs. Only in unusual circumstances, safety of pupils being the controlling factor, will early dismissal occur prior to serving school lunch.
When there is an early dismissal, all school activities scheduled in the afternoon or evening of that day will be cancelled for that day, including adult education classes.
When there is a “no school day” and weather and road conditions improve sufficiently prior to 2:00 p.m. the decision may be made by the Superintendent to allow a pre-scheduled evening extra-curricular or adult education classes to be held. In the event the activity is held, an announcement will be made over local radio stations.
Radio/TV Stations used for announcements are WABK (104.3 FM), WGAN, WMME (92 Moose), Cumulus Radio, MIX 107.9, WCSH TV (Channel 6), WGME TV (Channel 13), WMTW TV (Channel 8) and WABI TV (Channel 5)
Saturday, October 29, 2011