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School Cancellation and Delay Decision Making

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:24 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel


When winter weather falls overnight in Washington, making the decision on when to cancel or delay school is not easy says Washington Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgensen.  He says about 5:15 in the morning, he will travel the northern portions of the district and Transportation Director Woody Harden will travel the southern portion to get a perspective before making any decisions.  He says a determination is usually made by 6:00 at the latest.

Dr. Jorgensen says this happens because of some junior high practices that start early and school cooks are getting ready to make breakfast at school as well.  He adds he will talk with road crews and neighboring school districts to see if they will be delaying or canceling school.

Dr. Jorgensen says the same is true when deciding to dismiss early.  He notes he will call KCII first when any cancellation or delay is made. Stay tuned to KCII for any school cancellations or delays and check the home page as well.