School Closings

EMERGENCY SCHOOL DAY MODIFICATION
Cancellation, Delay, Early Dismissal

In the event that it becomes necessary to modify the school day because of snow or other condition, the following procedure will be utilized.

For potential cancellations or delays, the Transportation Supervisor (TS) and the Superintendent of Schools will be driving selected roads between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.  If bus drivers have information on road conditions during this time, contact the TS by radio and/or cell phone. At 5:30 a.m. the TS will contact the four area drivers, the Superintendent of Schools, Sheriff's Office, and County Hwy. Garage to be updated on the conditions. A determination regarding the closing or delaying of schools will then be made.

A decision to modify the school day will be made relative to the general safety of bus routes and/or conditions at the schools. It is understood that potentially all roads cannot be traveled when school is in session. In the event that a driver is unable to run a certain section of the route, it will be the driverís responsibility to notify the School and the parents affected.

Once the decision has been made, the TS will contact the four area drivers and relay the decision and start the calling tree. The Superintendent or their designee will contact the building Principals. The area drivers will then contact the next driver on the telephone-calling tree. The closing or delay will be announced on the bus radio at 6:00 a.m. and again at 6:30 a.m. Bus drivers must contact the students and/or parents on their routes and inform them of the decision. Every effort will be made to decide before 6:00 a.m. However, rapidly changing weather conditions may force a decision after 6:00 a.m. and before school starts. In such an event, the decision will be announced by bus radio.

The following media outlets will be provided with Brown County Schools school day modification information.

Mr. Cline Mr. Shaffer
WRTV  TV 6  Indianapolis WBWB FM 96.7 Bloomington
WTIU FM 103.7 Bloomington WCBK FM 102 Martinsville
WISH TV 8  Indianapolis WKKG AM 1010 Columbus
WTHR  TV 13 Indianapolis WKKG FM 101.5 Columbus
WAVE  TV 3 Louisville WVNI FM 95.1 Nashville/Bloomington
WDRB Fox 41 Louisville WTTS  FM 92 Bloomington
      WXIN Fox 59 Indianapolis
      WYGB/WRZQ 100.3/107.3 Columbus
      WTTV 4   Indianapolis

On days that severe weather threatens, drivers should stand ready to return students home early if necessary.