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,. 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.
We also have in place the Plan B Bus Snow Routes, the bus may not travel the regular route and will meet in a central location. The Plan B Bus Snow Route will be publicized as stated above. The routes can be viewed at the district website by clicking here and then clicking "2015-16 Snow Routes (Plan B)" to the right.
School could also be delayed by one (1) or two (2) hours in which school would begin at 9:16 a.m. or 10:16 a.m. respectfully. The Plan B Bus Snow Route could be utilized in conjunction with the delay. 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.
If the district chooses to use one of its Non-Traditional Instruction Days (NTID) provided by the Kentucky Department of Education, all media announcements will reflect that decision. This program allows students to complete assignments either online or by traditional means from home and receive credit for the day. More information about the NTID can be found at www.marion.kyschools.us or by calling the Board of Education office.
We hope this addresses any questions/concerns you may have, as well as help parents and staff pre-plan arrangements for their children in the event of delay or cancellation of school due to inclement weather.
Media outlets include: The Lebanon Enterprise, WLSK 100.9, WDRB 41, WAVE 3, WLKY 32, WHAS 11, WKYT 27, WLEX 18, BIG DAWG 99.9, and WCKQ Q104.1.