Weather Related School Closing Policy

When schools have to close due to snow or ice, or extreme cold, all major radio and television stations will be notified by 6 a.m. The announcement also will be posted at the top of the home page as a Newsflash, as well as on our district Facebook page, and all families will receive notification via the phone system. Text message notifications also will be sent to those who subscribe to the district's text alert system.

School closing information will be broadcast over a cooperative system formed by local radio and television stations. Stations in the cooperative, plus others that have agreed to broadcast school closings include:

    • KMBC-TV9
    • KCTV-TV5
    • WDAF-TV4
    • KSHB-TV41
    • KMBZ, AM 980
    • KCUR, FM 89.3
    • KCMO AM 710
    • La Gran D 1340 AM
    • La Playa 1480 AM

Unless covered by a special announcement, a general school closing also includes all special education classes and adult education classes.

If classes are canceled, the following personnel will be on duty unless otherwise stated: all administrators and supervisors, all 12-month employees, building staff who work more than 186 days, all custodial and maintenance staff, all campus officers, all secretaries who work more than 186 days, and all Central Office staff who work more than 186 days.

Should early dismissal be necessary during the school day, radio and TV announcements will be made and each school will be notified. Principals and teachers will be certain that no child is released until arrangements for proper supervision have been made.