Tyler ISD delays Wednesday start, discusses weather announcements

Published on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:56 - Written by Staff Reports

 

With the recent threats of extreme winter weather, Tyler ISD officials are updating the community about district procedures for delaying or canceling school.

Although the district has not had to cancel school related to weather this season, the safety and welfare of students and staff is a priority during these times, according to a district news release.

The district’s school cancellation or delayed opening process is as follows:

— To determine school closings, the TISD transportation department monitors weather conditions throughout the evening and morning hours.

— As early as 4 a.m., transportation officials travel roads including bridges and overpasses to perform road checks.

— The superintendent receives a road conditions report and he makes a decision about whether to continue with the normal schedule, delay school opening or cancel the day’s classes.

— By 6:15 a.m., the district communicates the delayed opening or cancellation through its Blackboard Connect Notification System, the TISD School Connect mobile app, TISD website and social media sites, TISD-TV Channel 19, and local media outlets, according to the news release.

The district’s early dismissal process is as follows:

— The transportation director monitors road conditions and weather reports throughout the day before advising the superintendent of current conditions. The superintendent decides if conditions warrant an early dismissal.

— If an early dismissal decision is made, the transportation department requires at least one hour to recall all drivers before sending them to campuses.

— The district will communicate the early dismissal time through its Blackboard Connect Notification System, the TISD School Connect mobile app, TISD website and social media sites, TISD-TV Channel 19 and local media outlets.