Inclement Weather Protocol

If conditions are obvious by mid to early evening that the weather will not allow for school the next day, we will make the cancellation call that night by 9:00 p.m. However, when the weather deteriorates overnight, district transportation staff begin checking the roads at 3:30 a.m. that morning. They will also contact local road crews, as well as the police department, to pinpoint local trouble areas. By 5:30 a.m. a decision will be made regarding school cancellation.

A One Call Now phone message will go out to every student household, the media, (local, Lexington and Louisville, including approximately ten radio/T.V. stations), and will be posted on our school website at www.marion.kyschools.us, on the home page (under Marion County News). There will also be a voice message on the Central Office information line (270-692.3721, ext. 411).

In the event that unsafe weather conditions occur while school is already in session, we will make a decision based on what is deemed safe for students and will contact parents via One Call Now. Media outlets will be contacted and information will be posted on the MCPS website also. If you are not currently receiving the One Call Now call, or would like to be removed from the list, please contact the Board of Education office at 270-692-3721.

If school has been cancelled because of inclement weather for several consecutive days, the Plan B Bus Snow Route may be implemented. The Plan B Bus Snow Route will be publicized as stated above.

Again, if we cannot cancel by 9:00 p.m. the evening before, it will be decided by 5:30 a.m. the following morning.

We hope this addresses any questions/concerns you may have.