Inclement Weather Regulation

  1. Announcements

    Announcements concerning the closing or delay of school opening due to weather conditions are made as early as possible after it has been determined that road conditions are unsafe. Whenever possible, a decision will be made and announced the day before. However, conditions often change during the night and the decision may need to be changed early the next morning. Every effort will be made to have announcements on radio and TV by 6:00 a.m. The announcement will be on the Weatherline (797-4590, Ext. 111). Cancellations or delays will also be posted on the DPS web site: www.danvillepublicschools.org and PowerAnnouncement will be used to communicate cancellations or delays.

  2. Severe Weather Code Procedures (For Administrative and Support Personnel)

    In the event that schools are closed, the following codes plan will be in effect and the appropriate code will be included in all radio, TV, and Weatherline announcements:

    • CODE 1 - All sites closed. No employees should report to work.
    • CODE 2 - All schools and central offices closed. All maintenance and custodial personnel report at 9:00 a.m. or as soon as road conditions permit.
    • CODE 3 - All schools closed. Central office administrators and central support staff report at regular time or as soon as road conditions permit. School maintenance personnel report at regular time or as soon as road conditions permit.

    In addition to the employee codes there will be an announcement of delays or closings such as “Danville Public Schools will be closed today. Employees CODE 3.”

  3. Severe Weather Procedures (For Teachers and Paraprofessionals)

    Teachers and Paraprofessionals should listen for announcements concerning the closing or delay of school opening due to weather conditions. Announcements are made as early as possible after it has been determined that road conditions are unsafe. Whenever possible, a decision will be made and announced the day before. However, conditions often change during the night and the decision may need to be changed early the next morning. Every effort will be made to have announcements on radio and TV by 6:00 a.m. The announcement will be on the Weatherline first (797-4590, Ext. 111). Cancellations or delays will also be posted on the DPS web site: www.danvillepublicschools.org and PowerAnnouncement will be used to communicate cancellations or delays.

  4. Delayed Opening/Early Dismissals
    1. When Schools Close Early Due to Inclement Weather
      1. Teachers and paraprofessionals will be dismissed after all students have left the school. (Revised 9/5/05)
      2. School administrative and office personnel may leave after all buses have completed their scheduled routes.
      3. All other personnel will be notified when they may leave.
    2. When Schools Open on a Delayed Schedule
      1. All School Board offices will open on a regular schedule unless announced otherwise.
      2. Teachers and other school based staff will report at the time corresponding to the delayed opening of school. For example, for a two hour delay, teachers and other school based staff will report two hours later than the normally scheduled arrival time.
  5. Other Weather Emergencies

    A. In the event of a “tornado warning,” central personnel will use available data to decide if students should be dismissed. Adverse weather conditions may be sufficient cause to hold students and buses at schools until weather conditions permit safe travel for students and staff.