Icy, snow packed, and/or flooded roads or other unsafe conditions may make it necessary to close schools, delay the beginning of a school day, or alter bus routes.School District and transportation officials will check roads early each morning when conditions warrant.  We will make every effort to have decisions made by 5:30 a.m. to enable stations to make the necessary announcements. Most local radio and television stations will carry emergency information.
One of the following decisions will be announced:
1. SCHOOL CLOSURE  
Classes will not be held and buses will not run. All extra-curricular activities and practices are cancelled.
2. ONE-HOUR DELAY
Morning bus runs will be delayed one hour, as will the start of school. 
3. TWO-HOUR DELAY
Morning bus runs will be delayed two hours, as will the start of school.
4. SNOW ROUTES
Some roads will not be traveled.If snow routes are used in the morning, those same routes will be used in the afternoon.
5. ONE-HOUR DELAY/SNOW ROUTES
Morning bus runs will be delayed one hour, as will the start of school, and some routes will be altered.  
6. TWO-HOUR DELAY/SNOW ROUTES
Morning bus runs will be delayed two hours, as will the start of school, and some routes will be altered.  
When the decision is made to utilize "snow routes" it will be determined whether or not to use regular or modified snow routes. The snow routes for each level are as follows:
SNOW ROUTES
*When the decision is made to utilize "snow routes" the buses will not travel on the following roads: 
Barnhart Road 
Bridlewood Drive 
Burbank Road 
Clay Street (West of Oregon Avenue) 
Cooper Hollow Road 
Ferns Corner Road  
Fir Grove Road 
Frost Road 
Gage Road 
James Howe Road 
Kerber Road 
Liberty Road (North of Falls City Highway) 
May Road
McTimmonds Road
Mistletoe Road
Oak Villa Road
Oakdale Road
Orchard Knob Road
Pedee Creek Road
Pioneer Road
Reuben Boise Road
Robb Mill Road
Shady Lane
South Church Street
Teal Creek Road
Webb Lane
West Ellendale (West of water treatment plant)


At times our higher elevations take longer to clear, but the buses can safely travel some of the lower or more heavily traveled roads.  When this is the case we will report modified snow routes.  When modified snow routes are posted, buses will not travel on:
Barnhart Road                                                             
Burbank Road                                                               
Cooper Hollow Road                                                    
Ferns Corner Road                                                       
Fir Grove Road                                                            
Frost Road                                                                    
Gage Road                                                                   
James Howe Road                                                       
Kerber Road                                                                
McTimmonds Road
Oakdale Road
Orchard Knob Road
Pedee Creek Road
Pioneer Road
Reuben Boise Road
Shady Lane
Teal Creek Road
Liberty Road (north of Falls City Hwy)
Webb Lane
West Ellendale (west of water treatment plant)


Additionally, it may be necessary to send students home from school early due to the threat of severe weather or other emergencies.  Parents should select a "second home" (preferably a neighbor) where their son or daughter may stay in the event they are away from home.


In any emergency, the Superintendent, or designee, will decide whether or not students should be sent home.  The decision may be to send them home immediately, or to keep them in the schools indefinitely under continuous supervision until the emergency has passed.  Should the students be held in their respective buildings, parents may pick up their children at school.

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