The decision to delay the opening or closing of schools will be made prior to 4:50AM and will continue to be monitored for a possible later decision.
Inclement Weather Statement
Delays for fog or other types of inclement weather are made
after consultation with law enforcement, weather spotters, staff input and
weather reports. Decisions will be made prior to 4:50AM and will continue to be monitored if weather conditions change for a later delay. The decision will be announced on SchoolsOut.com, QACPS website, QAC BOE Facebook page, a message
is placed on the phone system at the Board of Education, and over Radio Stations: WBAL, WCBM, WCEI, WCTR, WNAV, WINX, WSCL, WXCY and TV Channels: 2, 11, 13, and 16.
In cases of inclement weather such as ice, snow, flooding
or fog, it should be noted that certain areas of the county can have worse
conditions than others.
When there is a
delayed opening, all buses will run regular routes 90 minutes later than the
regularly scheduled time. When there is a delayed opening, AM (morning)
Pre-Kindergarten will not be in session. PM (afternoon) Pre-Kindergarten buses
will run at their regularly scheduled times. On days that school is dismissed
early due to inclement weather, the same procedure is followed as for the
closing of school.
*Closings due to
emergencies such as lack of water, electric, or heat, etc., will be decided
jointly by the school administrator and the superintendent.
Director of Operations, Sid Pinder, presented to the Board of Education at the November 2, 2016 Board Meeting on the process of school closings, sources of information, timeline of school closure decisions, and how decisions are made.