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Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedure 131

Emergency School Closures

Background

Preamble:

 

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.

Procedures

Procedures:

 

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

References

Legislative References:

 

         School Act Section 57, 60, 61

 

Board Policy:

 

         Policy 11 Delegation

 

Cross References:

 

         AP 132 Inclement Weather