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Inclement Weather Procedures

Code 1-2-Red-Blue

Staff information about school closings and delays

The following codes are used to inform employees of working conditions.  Notification is made to radio and television stations at the same time school closings are announced (radio and television stations are also listed on page 10 in the Parent Handbook and School Calendar).

DELAYED OPENINGS – Teachers' and Instructional Assistants' normal reporting time is delayed 1 or 2 hours (the same as school system announcement for student delays).

EARLY DISMISSAL – Principals will dismiss staff as appropriate. 

CODES:

SCHOOLS: TEACHERS & IAs

CENTRAL OFFICE:

SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR STUDENTS
NO CODE

Teachers and IAs follow student schedule and do not report to work.  10-month employees do not report to work. 10.5- and 11-month employees are expected to fulfill their contract days at the discretion of their supervisor. It is a normal workday for all other employees.

10-month employees do not report to work. 10.5- and 11-month employees are expected to fulfill their contract days at the discretion of their supervisor. It is a normal workday for all other employees.

CODE   1
(1-hr. delay)

All personnel report 1 hour late EXCEPT Emergency Employees* (they report on time). When schools are closed, teachers, IAs and other 10-month employees do NOT report to work.

Liberal Leave in effect.

All personnel report 1 hour late EXCEPT Emergency Employees* (they report on time).

Liberal Leave in effect.

CODE   2
(2-hr. delay)

All personnel report 2 hours late EXCEPT Emergency Employees* (they report on time). When schools are closed, teachers, IAs and other 10-month employees do NOT report to work.

Liberal Leave in effect.

All personnel report 2 hours late EXCEPT Emergency Employees* (they report on time).

Liberal Leave in effect.

CODE RED

ONLY Emergency Employees* report on time for work. All other employees do not report for work.

ONLY Emergency Employees* report on time for work. All other employees do not report for work.

CODE BLUE

ALL BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED. No employees report to work.

ALL BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED. No employees report to work.

If schools are closed for students and no other CODE announcement is made, you should assume that the school system is open for a full day of business for employees. If an employee determines that the conditions warrant the use of leave, appropriate leave slips should be submitted as soon as possible after the leave day(s) are taken. Central Office 10-month personnel and all 10.5- and 11-month employees throughout the system may make arrangements with their Supervisor as to whether they may use this day as a leave day or whether they must work in order to fulfill their specific number of contracted days.

Regardless of a general closing or delayed opening situation, certain designated emergency employees must report to work at their regularly scheduled times. If emergency employees are unable to report, appropriate leave slips should be submitted. The designated emergency employees* include:

  • Operations Supervisory Staff
  • Building Service Managers
  • Assistant Building Service Managers
  • Building Service Workers
  • Maintenance Supervisory Staff
  • All Maintenance Staff
  • Security Personnel
  • Transportation Supervisory Staff

In the event it is necessary to dismiss early due to emergency situations or weather conditions, the Superintendent or his/her designee will make the decision for the school system. The telephone notification system already established for school closing will be implemented. As noted above, employees may use leave time as authorized in their respective Negotiated Agreement.  Appropriate leave slips would be submitted to the immediate supervisor before leaving the assigned workstation.

As a clarification for days of delayed opening and early closing for students, non-teaching personnel are expected to work for the full business day unless an announcement is made via the radio and television stations. Employee information is provided to all radio and television stations; however, the stations do not always run the employee codes. The best place to learn if employees must report to work is on voice mail or the 24-hour information line, 301-934-7410 or 301-932-6656.  Requests for leave may be honored after consultation with the employee's immediate supervisor.  Appropriate leave slips must be submitted.

Please visit our inclement weather page for more information on inclement weather policies and procedures.


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