Bad Weather Procedures
When inclement weather is a possibility, Georgetown ISD district officials continually monitor weather conditions during the overnight and early morning hours. The district takes several factors into consideration before making a decision to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early due to inclement weather. These primary factors include:
- The health, safety and welfare of students and staff;
- The transporting of students to and from school; and
- The disruption caused when school starts late, dismisses early or is cancelled.
Cancellations, Delays, and Early Releases – How Decisions are Made
When inclement weather threatens normal school operations, the following steps are taken:
The Communication Process – What Happens Next
- The district’s Director of Transportation (and other staff) evaluates the roadways and travel conditions across the district.
- The Superintendent consults with GISD transportation staff, emergency management officials, meteorologists, the highway department, and sheriff’s department.
- After taking into account all the information that is received from external and internal sources, the Superintendent will make a decision as early as possible whether to delay or cancel school.
When a decision is made to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early, the district will notify parents using the SchoolMessenger email alert and the Georgetown ISD website will be updated as quickly as possible.
Information about school closures, delays, or early dismissal will also be communicated through the following media, including but not limited to:
Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions, we ask that parents and staff monitor local media, the GISD website, and email before heading to school or sending children to the bus stop. An important rule of thumb to note is, if there is no announcement from Georgetown ISD, then classes will be held on a normal schedule.