|Winter Weather, School Delays, and Closings
We have had a beautiful fall this year, but as residents of Michigan, we know that winter weather is just around the corner. With snow and ice headed our way, it is a good time to review our school delay and closing procedures. The Transportation Director and Superintendent jointly make the decision to delay or close school after travelling district roadways to determine if it is safe for our buses to operate. We also watch local news channels to stay on top of the most up to date weather forecasts.
The decision to remain open, delay, or close is usually a difficult one, but it comes down to one overriding factor—the safety of operating our buses on the roads in our school district.
Regardless of what other area districts decide, when we think it is safe for our buses to operate, Madison schools will be open. The decision to close or delay school will be announced on local radio stations WABJ, WLEN, and WQTE, as well as Toledo television stations 11, 13, and 24. We will also utilize our Blackboard Connect phone notification system and publish the information on the district website.
We never expect a parent to substitute our judgements for theirs on inclement weather days. Ultimately, it is the parents that should decide if it is safe for a child to attend school on an inclement weather day. If we decide to keep school open, parents can choose to send their child to school or keep them home.
If you do not believe it is safe for your children to attend school, please exercise your parental authority and keep your children home. We will respect that decision.
We also ask that you respect our decisions on mornings affected by weather. Be assured that while you may not always agree with the decision that was made, these decisions always involve a tremendous amount of thought and concern for the welfare and education of our students. Please note that perfect attendance awards are not impacted by a parents’ decision to keep a child home on an inclement weather day. If a child is not in school, they have to be marked absent, but the absence will not be counted against what is otherwise perfect attendance.
2017-18 Elementary School Bus Schedule
2017-18 Middle & High School Bus Schedule
|Jerry Isom, Transportation & Maintenance Coordinator||517-265-1845|