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711.8 Transportation in Inclement Weather

School district buses will not operate when weather conditions due to fog, rain, snow or other natural elements make it unsafe to do so.  Because weather conditions may vary around the school district and may change quickly, the best judgment possible will be used with the information available.


The final judgment as to when conditions are unsafe to operate will be made by the superintendent or superintendent’s designee.  The superintendent will be assisted by Director of Transportation.


Employees and students will be notified by commercial radio and/or electronic means when school is cancelled or temporarily delayed.  When school is cancelled because of weather anywhere in the school district, all schools will be closed.


When weather conditions deteriorate during the day after school has begun, cancellation notices will be announced by commercial radio and/or electronic means.  Students will be returned to their regular drop-off sites unless weather conditions prevent it.  In that case, students will be kept at or returned to school until they are picked up by the parents or a legal guardian.


Date Board Adopted: 7/21/2003

Date Board Updated/Reviewed: 2/21/2018



Legal Reference: Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013).