SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION
A frequently asked question this time of year is how we determine when school will be closed for inclement weather. There are many reasons for closing schools but the most common school closing is for inclement weather. The two most common inclement weather closings are for snow/ice on the roads and extreme cold.
When there is snow/ice on the roads closings are done on a case by case basis gathering information about the timing of the storm, snow depth, drifting, etc. and then determining if we can safely transport our students to and from school and if our employees can safely get to and from work. If it is determined that we cannot safely transport our students or our employees cannot get to work then schools would be closed.
In the case of extreme cold we utilize the prediction information provided by the National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan as do many school districts in the Milwaukee area. The National Weather Service has criteria for wind chill advisories and warnings. The National Weather Service wind chill warning is the key factor that we consider when closing schools for extreme cold. If there are low wind chills combined with other weather concerns then all the factors are taken into consideration to determine if schools will be closed.