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School Closing Information

Updated school closing information is provided to the following local and regional media outlets:

 

 Radio Stations:

 

WILM

1450 FM

 

WDEL

1150 AM

 

WJBR

1290 AM

 

WSTW

93.7 FM

 

WRDX 

94.7 FM

 

 

WCOJ

1420 AM (Chester County)

WDOV

1410 AM (Dover)

WJBR

99.5 FM (Wilmington)

WDSD

92.9 FM (Dover)

WKYW

1060 AM (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia Radio Stations - Listen for DISTRICT 969

Television Stations:
Channel 3 (CBS), Channel 6 (ABC), Channel 10 (NBC), FOX

 

School Closing Website:
The Delaware Department of Education maintains a School Closing Website that provides information about school closing decisions supplied by each district.  To access the site, go to the following address: http://schoolclosings.delaware.gov/ .

 

Overview:

Weather related closing decisions will be made by the Brandywine School District Superintendent or designee following an evaluation of weather forecasts reported on national and local weather services and current conditions as viewed by the Executive Director of Support Services, the Supervisor of Transportation and the Supervisor of Facilities.

After-school and evening activities are automatically cancelled when schools are closed for weather related conditions.

The Transportation Department will notify parents if their child/children are assigned to a “
bad weather”

bus stop. A "bad weather" bus stop is defined as an alternate bus stop that will be used, when announced,

during inclement weather when their regular stops become impassable. The District will employ a

District-wide emergency system (“Alert Now”) that will alert parents to the early dismissal or closing of

schools due to inclement weather. The system will be initiated from the District office and will place

 telephone calls according to students’ contact information; including home phone, office phone, and

cell phone numbers. For school closings the same District-wide emergency system (“Alert Now”) will

notify BSD Administrators, Supervisors, and Secretarial Personnel by 6:00 am. Early dismissal calls

will be initiated as soon as the dismissal times have been determined.

 

Delayed Openings:

Radio announcements may include information-directing students to use “bad weather" bus stop locations.

Each school will develop a late opening plan that can be quickly implemented to adjust school operations.

Such plans will be prepared and distributed to staff in advance.

 

Early Dismissals:

Secondary schools will be dismissed first, followed by the K-5 elementary schools and Bush School and

then the 4-6 schools.

Most schools will serve lunch prior to early dismissal. However, safety factors may override lunch provisions

and dictate an earlier time for dismissal.

With approval of the Superintendent, or designee, central office secretarial personnel may leave after all

District buses have departed the schools for their last dismissal run. Central office Administrative staffs

are to remain until all District buses have completed their runs or released by the Superintendent or

designee.

Each school will develop an early dismissal plan that can be quickly implemented to adjust school operations. Such plans will be prepared and distributed to staff in advance.

It shall be the responsibility of principals in the Pre K and K-5 buildings to contact the parent or guardian

before a child leaves the care of the District.

 

Last Modified on September 16, 2013