Inclement Weather Overview
Inclement Weather Procedures
Bridgeport ISD is committed to providing a quality educational experience every day for our students. Occasionally, the weather becomes a factor beyond our control and can cause changes in the daily schedule. We know that closings can cause problems for families; therefore, weather conditions are carefully reviewed before classes are canceled, started late, or dismissed early. School personnel and transportation plans are in place to assure the well-being of students affected by the decision to dismiss students early.
If weather conditions exist or should develop during the course of the day that will have an effect upon driving conditions and/or school facilities, it may become necessary to delay the start of school, close school, or dismiss students early. Decisions to close school will be announced by 6:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible.
The following factors are considered when we make a decision that alters the normal school schedule:
- Information on road conditions and whether buses/cars can safely travel
- The existing accumulation of snow or ice
- The rate and expected duration of precipitation
- Parking lot and sidewalk conditions
- Weather predictions
The safety of our families and staff will always be our top priority when we are faced with decisions about school closings due to weather.
When changes to the normal school schedule occur, we will post information on the home page of our district website, Facebook page, and Instagram Account. We will also notify local television stations and use our BlackBoard Connect calling system to notify our families and staff.
Television stations we contact:
- WFAA - Channel 8
- CBS - Channel 11
- FOX - Channel 4
- NBC - Channel 5