GREENEVIEW LOCAL SCHOOL
School Closings &
Our district staff understands
that our decision to open or close schools, offer a two-hour delayed
start, or resort to an early release in bad weather has a big effect
on families. Also, we understand that our students are better served
by being in school. As always, our top priority is the safety of our
HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?
When bad weather affects the area, we make the decision to open/close
schools or modify the school day schedule based upon a careful analysis
of all relevant factors, such as:
¥ Information on road conditions from transportation
staff and from local law enforcements and road crews; We must give careful
consideration to the most dangerous roads in the district; they can
be treacherous, even if your road looks clear.
¥ Amount of accumulated snow and ice;
¥ Whether precipitation is expected to continue throughout
¥ Temperature and wind chill (wind chills at or below
-15° F during key walking and waiting-for-bus times are given special
¥ Impact on our transportation fleet (school bus diesel
fuel begins to gel at an ambient temperature of zero degrees);
¥ Weather predictions;
¥ Storm timing;
¥ Building conditions (such as whether there is electricity
¥ Parking lot conditions;
¥ What other districts are doing.
WHO MAKES THE DECISION?
As Superintendent of Schools, I am responsible for the final decision,
based upon the factors and recommendations from the Transportation Supervisor.
We cover a large area. Weather and road conditions may be fine in one portion
of the district, but not in another. In such instances we must close school or
modify the school day for the entire district.
WHEN IS THE DECISION MADE?
I strive to make the decision to close by 5:30 a.m. or earlier so that we can
notify radio and TV stations. Keep in mind that unusual weather conditions may
force us to make the decision after this time. Stay tuned to the stations
listed below for updates to the closings.
TV – Channel 2, 7 and 22
WING/AM 1410, WMUB/FM 88.5, WYSO/FM 91.3, WGTZ/92.9, WRNB/FM 92.1, WDHT/FM
102.9, WHIO/AM 1290,
Other Stations – WONE, WMMX, WBZI, LITE 100,
WILL WE CLOSE SCHOOL IF CONDITIONS WORSEN?
If conditions worsen during the school day, we may need to have an early
dismissal, but we will give as much notice as possible through the previously
Although my staff and I do our absolute best in this process, we know that
often no perfect decision exists. If you do not feel that it is safe for your
child to get to school, use your best judgment as to whether or not he or she
should attend. Also, please discourage teenagers from driving in bad conditions
and offer them alternatives as weather conditions worsen.
We hope that this explanation helps everyone understand the process that our
district staff uses to make the best possible decision for all in our district.