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School closure, delayed start information

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006

During the winter, there may be times in both the morning and afternoon when road conditions become too hazardous for buses to travel on certain roads. This information will be posted on the district’s Web site, www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us, and parents should listen to the radio for announcements.

Weather and road conditions can vary dramatically throughout the school district. The district encourages all parents to assess the conditions at your location. If parents feel road conditions are unsafe or weather conditions hazardous, they may make a personal decision to keep students at home until it is safe to travel.

The decision to close schools for the day is the responsibility of the superintendent of schools.

The superintendent may delay school starting times by two hours if the majority of main roads are impassable because of inclement weather. The two-hour delay will give road crews additional time for sanding and plowing, and the increased daylight will decrease hazards. Schools will dismiss students at the normal time.

If the decision is made to either close schools for the day or delay starting times, the announcement will be broadcast on local radio stations. You should have an alternate plan for the care and safety of your children on those days when school openings are delayed or schools are closed because of road conditions.

The following central peninsula radio stations will air public service announcements at fifteen-minute intervals: Central Peninsula: KXBA 93.3 FM; KDLL 91.9 FM; KGTL 620 AM; KKIS 96.5 FM; KPEN 101.7 FM; KSKA 91.1 FM; KSLD 1140 AM; KSRM 920 AM; KWVV 104.9 FM; KWHQ 100.1 FM; KWJG 91.5 FM

— Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Web site www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments/administrative_services/school_close_delay.htm



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