Inclement Weather

Inclement weather

One of the decisions that faces a superintendent each year is the decision whether to cancel school for the day, dismiss school early, or not call off school during inclement weather or other situations. The decision involves consideration of multiple issues, but, in the final analysis, it all comes down to a subjective, informed judgment call.

When a decision is made we will send out a district-wide phone call. Calls will go out the night before when possible or as early as possible the day of a no-school. This will be in addition to television, radio, Facebook, and Twitter announcements. If you do not receive a notification or call, we do encourage you to check the other options.  We cannot guarantee your phone service lets the notification through, so having a backup notification is always a good option.

In the event of school being dismissed early, the call will go out as soon as the decision has been made so that you have as much time to plan as possible. As is the case with a No School Day, it is, of course, the parents/guardians’ responsibility to make the necessary arrangements for this change of schedule. 

If you as a parent feel it is unsafe to have your child(ren) attend school, please know that decision continues to be yours…one the school district will respect. However, all absences will be recorded. Only verified weather-related absences (areas where our bus routes have been canceled) will be treated as “excused.” This decision (excused/unexcused) will be made by the building principal.

Questions? Please contact your principal or my office at 573-486-2116. We will be more than happy to discuss this information with you. Thank you.

Dr. Scott Smith
Superintendent of Schools

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