School Closings

Dear Families,
Given western NY's sometimes harsh weather conditions during the winters, I want to provide you with information relative to school closings:
Brockport Central School District covers 72-square miles and the weather conditions may vary from the northernmost part at the lake to the southern areas near Bergen. The process for deciding whether to cancel school begins very early in the morning (or when inclement weather is forecasted). We study weather web sites and listen to weather forecasts. Our security personnel notify the transportation department administrators if there are at least three inches of fresh snow or other conditions such as heavy ice, extreme wind or wind chill. The transportation staff contact the Hamlin, Clarkson, Sweden and Ogden Highway Departments to get reports from the road crews. They also call the Brockport Fire and Police Dispatch to gather data for the superintendent. Sometimes extreme wind chill factors have been a factor. Ultimately, the decision always comes down to keeping students safe.
Communication takes place between the superintendent and Buildings and Grounds supervisors to determine if the District is ready to open with lights, heat and water. Other superintendents are also contacted to see if they have any additional information about the roads or weather. Inclement weather could occur at any time and needs to be factored in when considering whether to close early or cancel afterschool activities.
In the event of school closings due to inclement weather or other uncontrollable conditions, official announcements will be made over radio stations, television stations, the Brockport School District website, as well as through our automated notification system. You may also call the school closings/events line at 585-637-1900 for any updates. Unless otherwise notified, there will be no activities held in the school buildings on emergency closing days.
  
Best,
Lesli C. Myers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 


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