SPPS 2017-18 Staff Winter Weather Plan
If SPPS determines that the weather conditions warrant closing school due to extreme weather conditions or hazardous conditions the following terms should be used to avoid confusion.
COLD DAY - Extreme Weather Conditions School (Closing due to temperature or wind chill)
- If the decision is made to close schools due to temperatures and wind chill levels that pose dangers to children walking to school and waiting for buses, staff WILL be required to report to work unless district announcements specifically state otherwise.
- Building administrators should be prepared to assign work activities for all staff in these instances.
- Staff who choose not to work will need to use vacation time or take the day without pay upon approval of supervisor.
SNOW DAY - Snow and Hazardous Driving Conditions
- Heavy snow and icy conditions that make it extremely hazardous or impossible for school buses to traverse their routes and for employees to get to work will generally result in a decision to close school for students and staff EXCEPT ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES. Every circumstance is different and the decision will be made on an individual basis.
ONLY ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES SHOULD REPORT TO WORK ON A DECLARED SNOW DAY.
If you are unsure if you should report to work, contact your supervisor.