Become Familiar with our Severe Weather Procedure

As the cold weather arrives, it’s important for everyone to be familiar with our Severe Weather Conditions procedure.

There are some changes to the procedure for the 2015-16 school year:

  1. Frigid Temperatures: Schools will NOT automatically be closed when temperatures reach -35C or colder with wind-chill. While buses will not operate, the decision to close schools will depend on weather and road conditions.
  2. School closures related to transportation – Linwood PS, Floradale PS, and Waterloo-Oxford DSS: These schools will not automatically be closed when transportation is closed in Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich Townships. Decision as to school closures in this area, as in other parts of the board, will depend on weather and road conditions.

More information can be found in AP4130 – Severe Weather Conditions

Looking for more information on how we make decisions to cancel transportation and/or close schools? Click and view the poster below:

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