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240 N. Crockett St., San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: 956-361-6100

INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES / Updates

Thursday, December 7, 2017
8:08 PM
 
SBCISD Faculty and Staff,
 
Currently, we are planning to run a regular schedule tomorrow.  I realize there may be some news reports reporting otherwise.  We will have people checking roads beginning at 4:00 AM.  If safety is a concern and we need to delay the start of school, you will receive an email and we will post this information on our website as well as our Facebook page, in addition to our SchoolMessenger and media notifications.  
 
Have a good evening,

Nate Carman, Ed.D.
Superintendent
 
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Thursday, December 7, 2017
4:30 PM
 
Inclement Weather 
 
We understand there are concerns during times of inclement weather. We are just as concerned, and with this in mind, we want you to know that we will continually monitor weather conditions during the overnight and early morning hours.  The district takes several factors into consideration before making a decision to cancel, delay, or dismiss school early during times of inclement weather. 

Cancellations, Delays and Early Releases – How Decisions Are Made

When inclement weather threatens normal school operations, the following steps are taken:

- Key district leaders evaluate the roadways and travel conditions across the district.

- The Superintendent consults with the district’s Director of Transportation and other top district leaders, local emergency management and law enforcement officials and consults with TxDOT for information about road conditions.

- After taking into account all the information received from both external and internal sources, the Superintendent will make a decision as early as possible whether to delay or cancel school.

The Communication Process – What Happens Next

When a decision is made to cancel, delay school, or dismiss school early, the district will notify parents using the SchoolMessenger communication system, the district’s website, social media, and via the local media.

We encourage parents and staff to monitor local media, the district’s website, and email before heading to school or sending children to the bus stop.  If there is no announcement from San Benito CISD, then classes will be held on a normal schedule.