During periods of inclement weather or in emergency situations, our priority is the safety and welfare of our students and staff. At the same time, the closing of school can be burdensome to families due to childcare and work schedules. We consider canceling school to be an exception, and we emphasize keeping our schools open. Some of the primary factors that are taken into account when making a decision include:
The safety and well-being of students and staff
Severity of the weather (extreme cold, flooding, etc.)
Timing of the weather
The ability of buses and cars to travel safely
The operable condition of our buildings
Making the Decision
The Superintendent of Schools determines when and if conditions at one or more schools warrant canceling school. This decision is typically made in collaboration with the District Administration, other area superintendents, local Village departments, the bus service provider, and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Northbrook/ Glenview School District 30 works collaboratively with Northfield Township Districts 27, 28, 31, 34, 225, and NSSED on school closings. Because we have many families whose students are enrolled within District 225 and District 30, we seek to be consistent to create the least amount of disruption to our families. This may not always occur, but please be assured it is a priority in our deliberations.
Data Source: The National Weather Service (NWS at http://www.weather.gov/) will be the primary meteorological source to determine and declare weather conditions, such as snow forecasts, wind-chill advisory, or wind-chill warnings.