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A Reminder of Guidelines for School Closures Due to Weather

February 1, 2018

A Reminder of Guidelines for School Closures Due to Weather 

The National Weather Service is forecasting the continuation of snowfall over the next few days. In the event of a weather-related school closing or other emergency, parents can expect to receive an automated phone call, e-mail, and a text from District 30's Emergency Notification System. 

District 30’s Emergency Procedures page can be accessed at http://www.district30.org/parents/Emergency-Procedures.cfm

Guidelines for School Closures

Priority on Safety

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.