The bus companies are responsible for deciding whether the buses run or not. They live where you live and assess the conditions in your area from your area.
You are responsible for deciding if it is safe for your child to go to the bus stop or school during inclement weather. Make sure they are dressed appropriately for the conditions as the bus may experience further delays.
You may decide to drive your child to school when the bus is cancelled or delayed. Remember, if the school buses are cancelled in the morning, there is no afternoon transportation provided and you are required to arrange for transportation home from school.
Schools are not automatically closed if the school buses are cancelled. That decision rests with the school Superintendent, not Student Transportation Services.
In the event of inclement weather, the bus may be delayed – usually by two hours. After two hours, the bus will either start or be cancelled. If the bus starts the route after a delay, afternoon transportation runs as normal. If the bus does not start the route in the morning, no afternoon transportation is provided.
Occasionally, the weather deteriorates during the course of the school day, or another emergency, such as a power failure, may result in an unexpected early dismissal of the students.
In the event of the above, the school bus companies work with the school Board to decide when to pick up the students. The school will work with local media to inform parents of this. The school may have its own procedures for contacting parents/guardians; check with your school.