Delays & School Closings

Television Stations:
 
Radio Stations:

Miami East now has a phone line that will announce delays and/or cancellations due to weather. The number is 335-5439. When dialed, a recorded message will announce the delay/closing.


The Superintendent and Director of Transportation carefully watch the weather conditions during the snow season.
 
WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR INFORMATION?
The school district staff listens to the weather forecasts. The Superintendent tests the road conditions on our bus routes beginning at 4:30 a.m. Careful consideration is given to the most dangerous bus routes in the district. So, even if it looks clear on your street, dangerous conditions may exist in other parts of our district.
 

WHAT FACTORS ARE CONSIDERED WHEN MAKING THE DECISION TO CLOSE SCHOOL?
The safety of all children in the district is our primary concern when making our decision. In deciding whether children will be safe, we look at the following factors:

  • Information on road conditions from the director of transportation and from other administrators, including whether the roads are icy;
  • The time snow starts and the amount of snow;
  • Weather predictions.
  • Building conditions (eg., whether we have power and heat);
  • Parking lot conditions;
  • Temperature and wind-chill; and
  • The safety for walkers (eg., are sidewalks safely passable)
WHO MAKES THE DECISION?
The superintendent of schools is responsible for the final decision, based on the above factors and recommendations from the Director of Transportation .
The superintendent makes the decision as early as possible so that radio and TV stations can be notified.
 
HOW IS THE PUBLIC NOTIFIED?
Several area media will be contacted to assist us in notifying students and parents of delays and/or closings. Always monitor these media during inclement weather: WDTN Channel 2, WHIO Channel 7, WKEF Channel 22, WPTW Radio 1570 AM, and WHIO Radio 1290 AM will be contacted. Other stations often carry the information as well.

Last Modified on October 6, 2011