Administrative Procedure 131
Emergency School Closures
The safety and lives of children and employees must be a primary concern in Wild Rose School Division. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to consider emergency school closure.
1. The decision to close a school for emergency purposes shall be made by the Principal in consultation with the Superintendent or designate. Factors which may result in closure include but are not limited to:
1.1 Failure of plumbing, heating or ventilation installations of the nature likely to be detrimental to the health or safety of students or employees; and/or
1.2 Any other emergency conditions likely to be detrimental to the health or safety of the students or employees
2. In the event that school closure may be necessary:
2.1 The Principal shall immediately initiate steps to advise as many parents as possible, and shall keep staff and students fully informed, and shall ensure the safety of every student;
2.2 The Superintendent or designate shall notify the Manager of Transportation Services office;
2.3 The Manager of Transportation Services office shall contact the bus drivers and local radio stations and post to Division website under Transportation Services; and
2.4 Bus drivers shall use their communication system established previously to reach as many parents/guardians as possible when buses are being sent home early and for ensuring the safety of each student.
Reviewed: November, 2011
Next Review by: November, 2016
School Act Section 57, 60, 61
Policy 11 Delegation
AP 132 Inclement Weather