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Staff Guidelines

Staff Winter Weather Guidelines

South Washington County Schools will follow the Winter Weather Plan before deciding to close school, cancel activities or delay the start of the school day due to hazardous winter weather. The following staff guidelines do not represent, nor override, contractual obligations with employee labor groups and may change at any time at the direction of the Superintendent.

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Staff Procedures
Snow Day Cold Day
  • Snow, ice or hazardous road conditions that make it extremely hazardous or impossible for school buses to travel their routes will generally result in a decision to cancel school for students.
  • All staff who are unable to report to work should follow the Staff Procedures for Emergency Closings as listed below.
  • Essential Employees are required to work unless notified differently due to unforeseen weather conditions.
  • All District 833 buildings are closed to the public.
  • Air temperature or wind chill that pose dangers to children walking to school and waiting for buses will generally results in a decision to cancel school for students. Staff are required to report to work as usual. 
  • Building administrators should be prepared to assign work activities for all staff. 
  • Staff who are unable to report to should follow the Staff Procedures for Emergency Closings as listed below. 
After-School Weather Cancellations
Two-Hour Delayed Start
  • All staff will carry out their regular duties as required and will report to work at their regularly-scheduled time unless a program or activity is impacted as noted in the Winter Weather Plan.