GCS Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY

    In the event of severe weather or other emergency conditions the superintendent or his designee, is authorized to cancel school, delay the starting time, or release students early.

    The normal practice is for notification of school cancellation by approximately 6:00 a.m. on WTRE (1330 AM) radio as well as One-Call Information System.  Other radio and television stations will be contacted as appropriate and feasible.  Special conditions may require or allow other notification times and methods.  Immediately after notifying the news media, calls will be made to building administrators and designated bus drivers.  Phone trees will then be used to inform staff, bus drivers, and others.  Calls to other agencies and individuals may be made as appropriate.  Sometimes the conditions may indicate that a two-hour delay would be advisable to provide for both safety and school attendance.  In case of a delay, elementary pupils who are bussed will be picked up two hours later than the regular pick-up and begin school at 10:20 a.m.  Bussed secondary students will be picked up two hours later than their regular time.  The high school and junior high will begin at 9:55 a.m.  Regular school ending times will be used for all pupils.

    When an early release is necessary, an announcement will be made on WTRE, the One-Call Information System, and in the Greensburg Daily News, if feasible. 

   Both the delay in starting school and early release (if extreme conditions develop) will be done reluctantly.  Unfortunately, weather and other conditions sometime dictate these decisions to increase safely.  When any modification of pupil attendance is made, each building is to make the appropriate adjustments in program, transportation, student activities, etc.