Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, the decision to open or close schools will be made by the superintendent and communicated as soon as possible to parents/guardians and staff in several ways:
- Communication will be sent to local news outlets. The stations will then broadcast this information to the public.
- Automated phone calls stating whether schools are to be open or closed are made as soon as possible to parents and staff for whom the district has current phone numbers.
- The information will be posted on the district's website at www.dallasisd.org.
The procedure for making the decision to close schools begins early in the morning when school personnel in each area of the city drive the streets near the neighborhood schools to check road conditions. Personnel confer with the weather bureau, police department, and gas and utility companies about forecasts, road conditions, and available energy for heating the buildings. The findings are reported to the superintendent of schools, who makes the final decision to open or close schools.