5689

Adoption Date: 10/19/2004, Revised: 12/1/2009
5000 - NON-INSTRUCTIONAL/BUSINESS OPERATIONS

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS
5689 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING POLICY

Thunder and/or lightning necessitates that all outdoor activities be suspended. The occurrence of either thunder and/or lightning is not subject to interpretation or discussion. If thunder and/or lightning is observed, all outdoor activities will be suspended immediately. Participants and spectators shall be directed to a safe location. The officials and responsible authorities shall make every reasonable effort to resume and complete the activity, with full consideration of the weather and site conditions (as they affect safety). The official/coach/supervisor shall wait a minimum of thirty (30) minutes from the time of the interruption before considering the resumption of the activity.

a)If thunder and/or lightning is observed at the site of an outdoor activity by officials, thirty (30) or fewer minutes prior to the schedule start of that activity, the official, coach, supervisor and the responsible school authorities shall not permit the activity to begin on that date until the weather has cleared or the conditions become safe.

b)If thunder and/or lightning is observed at the site of an outdoor activity during the activity, the official/coach/supervisor shall immediately cease the activity for thirty (30) minutes, then re-evaluate the situation.


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