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How School Districts Decide To Close School?

How School Districts Decide To Close School?

The month of December has arrived and city, county and state road crews have prepared their equipment for winter weather events. As soon as severe weather is predicted, road crews throughout the Midwest begin to pretreat roads with a brine mixture and when a snow event occurs, road crews will be out on the roads throughout the night plowing snow and laying down salt and sand mix to bring the roadway back to a drivable condition. These agencies work very hard to keep the primary hard surface roads open; however, many times gravel and rock roads remain drifted shut, iced over, unsafe and impassable for several days during and after snow and ice storms. Wind with colder temperatures and frost covered ground, combined with rain, thawing, and refreezing are all conditions that school bus drivers have to deal with throughout the winter months. For superintendents and transportation directors, deciding when to run and when to keep the buses parked can be a stressful decision. With the first snow on the ground, it’s a good time to take the opportunity to review how decisions are made and then communicated when the weather turns severe. The safety of students is the top priority.

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