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Inclement Weather



District One Schools Spartanburg County

Inclement Weather Procedures (October 1, 2009)

It is the time of the year when occasionally there will be ice or snow which causes hazardous driving conditions. It is the District’s intention to operate schools only when the roads are safe for driving. School officials continuously monitor the weather forecast and begin checking road conditions well before 5:00 a.m. However, many times conditions cannot be determined until two or three hours later because snow or ice may move into the area about daybreak. When possible, a decision is made earlier, usually before 6:00 a.m. Once a decision is made, the radio and TV stations are notified, and the announcement is put on the air with the

6:00 a.m. news. The announcement is repeated frequently until the normal time for school to begin. Closings and delays are scrolled across the bottom of the TV screen. Also, the District will place announcements on the District website:

If a decision to close schools cannot be made by 6:00 a.m., school opening may be delayed for an hour or two. If the 6:00 a.m. announcement is made that the school opening time will be delayed, teachers will not be at the schools until the announced time. Therefore, students should not be brought to school until the announced opening time. Also, please be aware that even though the delay is announced, weather conditions and road conditions may worsen to the point that schools will have to be canceled for the day. Parents and students should continue to listen to the radio or TV for updates or visit the District 1 website. If school is delayed, four-year old classes will be canceled.

If the radio and TV stations do not announce school cancellation or school delay, students will follow the school’s regular schedule.

The school cannot guarantee the safety of the road conditions at any time, even during the best weather. The school administration makes the decision whether or not to operate schools. Parents must make the decision whether or not to send their children to school during bad weather conditions.

In the event of school closing due to weather conditions, students and parents are urgently requested to cooperate with school personnel and the local radio and TV stations in helping to get accurate information widely distributed as early and as quickly as possible.

The radio and TV stations are anxious to cooperate with the schools in making these announcements. It is felt that the radio and TV stations are the most effective medium through which the announcement can be made, and the cooperation of those stations is greatly appreciated.

The Plan is as follows:

1. Local radio and TV stations (WASC, WKDY, WMYI, WOLT, WSPA, WJMZ, WSSL, WTBI, WROQ, WMMZ, WORD, WFBC, WOLI, WSPA-TV, WYFF-TV, WLOS-TV and WHNS-TV) will announce the decision to cancel or delay as soon as it is made. The announcement will be broadcast no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day concerned provided school personnel can get the message to radio and TV stations.

2. TV and radio announcements will be made often and will scroll across the bottom of the TV screen. Students, parents, and other persons concerned are requested not to telephone anyone-the superintendent, principal, teacher, radio or TV station. This request is made in order to avoid having the telephone lines tied up so that those responsible for making the decision can communicate with each other.

3. Visit the District 1 website:

4. If a radio or TV is not available, the student or other person concerned is requested to arrange to get the information from a friend.

Your full cooperation in following this plan will be greatly appreciated.

All days missed due to inclement weather will be made up the following teacher in-service days: February 10, March 16 and at the end of the school year beginning June 1, 2012.

Physical Address: 250 Fagan Avenue | Campobello, SC 29322
Phone: (864) 472-9110 | Fax: (864) 468-4210
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