How do we decide to start, delay or cancel school?
The district takes the safety of its students and employees very seriously. The Transportation Director and the Superintendent monitor or receive weather and highway information from the National Weather Service, State and local law enforcement, the Department of Transportation and the Superintendent and/or Transportation Director of other school districts. The Transportation Director and the Superintendent also drive throughout the district to check road conditions before making a final decision regarding whether or not to hold classes. After assessing all the information available to them, the Transportation Director and Superintendent will determine whether school should open on time, be delayed, closed, or dismissed early. If the decision is to close or delay school, every effort is made to inform media outlets before 6:30 AM when possible.
Why don’t all school districts make the same decision?
We make our decision based on available information about conditions within our district. Every district has their own unique resources and conditions (equipment, staff, topography, etc.) to cope with winter conditions. The weather conditions can vary considerably from one district to another, or even within a district. Sometimes road conditions in outlying areas vary from those in the city.
How will I know if school is canceled or delayed?
Cancellations and early closing information will be given on the following TV stations: KCRG TV-Channel 9; KWWL TV-Channel 7, and KGAN TV—Channel 2. The following radio stations will also carry school closing information: KAT FM (92.9), KLYV Dubuque, KZIA/Z102.9 FM, 1600 AM; KDST (99.3 FM); KMCH (94.7 FM). It will also be posted on our website and Facebook page and sent out via School Messenger.