School Closing Information
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School Closing Policy
Brookline Public Schools
*AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE CONCERNING SCHOOL CLOSING OR*
DELAYED OPENING DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
This Year, in addition to the possibility
closing schools due to inclement weather, we may also use a delayed opening. In order to ensure greater safety, the opening of schools may
be delayed by either one or two hours.
Should there be a delayed opening,
students will be expected to go to their bus stop or to leave their
houses (if they walk to school) one (or two) hours after their regularly
scheduled time. The bus company and crossing guards will know about the
delay and will rearrange their schedules accordingly.
The quickest way to determine whether school will be closed or the
opening delayed due to bad weather is to listen to your radio, since the
radio stations are the first to be informed. Please do not call the
police or school officials. This only ties up telephone lines and
disrupts attempts to plan for or respond to emergencies.
"No School" and
"Delayed Opening" announcements
are given to the following radio stations before 6:15 A.M.
||WCRB 102.5 FM
||WBUR 90.0 FM
||T.V. Stations –
If the announcement is not on radio the
previous evening, the decision has not yet been made. Normally the
decision is not made until the early morning hours of the day in
The decision to close or to delay the
opening of schools is made by the Superintendent of Schools on the basis
of the best information available on street and weather conditions form
the police Department, Public Works Department and the U.S. Weather
Bureau at the time the decision must be made, usually before 5:45 A.,M.
Weather conditions do change sometimes -- for better or for worse –
but our intent is to determine that it is, indeed, reasonable safe for
students and staff to attend school.
If school is held, but conditions are
still very bad on any particular street or area of the town parents may
use their own judgment in determining whether or not to send a student
If a storm occurs during a school day,
school will ordinarily remain in session. We are advised by the Police
Department that once students are in school they are better off
remaining there than being released early because of a storm. The
reasons are several: (1) the Town has more time to service major
accesses to and from schools prior to dismissal; (2) parents of many
younger children may not be home to receive them; and (3) drivers are
not as cautious during hours they expect students to be in school.
However, parents should also make certain that their child knows where
to go, in case schools are dismissed early. Early dismissals, should
they occur, will also be broadcasted in advance over the above listed
The cooperation of the general public and
the parents of Brookline school children in following the above
procedures would be greatly appreciated. The safety of the children
will, of course, always be our prime consideration.
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