Code No.: 702.10
BUS SERVICE – ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
Policy: School district buses will not operate when weather conditions due to fog, rain, snow or
other natural elements make it unsafe to do so. Because weather conditions may vary around the
school district and may change quickly, the best judgment possible will be used with the
The final judgment as to when conditions are unsafe to operate will be made by the
superintendent. The superintendent will be assisted by the Director of Transportation.
The Superintendent, through consultation with the Transportation Director, shall determine if
buses shall run the regular schedule, a limited schedule, a later morning pick up schedule, or
early dismissal, and if a limited number of bus stops shall be made because of weather
conditions. Due to the varied conditions and large area covered, a standard rule shall not be
established; rather, adjustments to bus schedules shall be made on an individual daily and route
basis depending upon the prevailing weather conditions on any given day and at any given
The public shall be notified by electronic notifications, commercial radio and TV when school is
cancelled, temporarily delayed, or dismissed early. When school is cancelled because of weather
anywhere in the District, all schools shall be closed.
Whenever weather or road conditions warrant, each driver (at his or her discretion) has the
option to not make any stop. When this occurs, the bus driver shall notify the bus garage by
radio and the Director of Transportation shall arrange to pick up or discharge the child at a stop
farther along the route. If a parent/guardian is not home during bussing times, he/she is to notify
the Director of Transportation of an adult that can be contacted. A parent/guardian may take
his/her child to school or pick up his/her child at school.
Parents/guardians may address questions to the Director of Transportation by telephoning him at
the bus garage (319-462-2392).
The Superintendent shall develop Board approved rules and procedures.
Bus Service – Adverse Weather Conditions
Code No.: 702.10