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Have you and your children made plans if a school day changes because of weather?

FPS staff report

Winter weather has now arrived and Carrollton Exempted Village School District (CEVSD) officials are reminding families to make plans for school cancellations, delayed starts, or early dismissals.

“Although they happen infrequently, it is very helpful and reassuring if you have a plan in place,” says Mrs. Leigh Ann McCray, Assistant School Superintendent.

To create this plan, Mrs. McCray is asking parents to discuss with their child (children) what they should do if school is delayed, cancelled for the day, or if students are dismissed early.

Would they remain at home or go to a friend’s house? Also in the event of an early dismissal, should they ride the bus home, go to grandma’s or maybe to a neighbor’s house? When they get home do they have a key to get into the house?

“These are the types of questions that you need to discuss with your child to relieve their anxiety when faced with an unexpected change in the school day,” Mrs. McCray said.

“School Supt. Palmer Fogler will make the decision on a school closing after consulting school transportation officials and/or the State Highway Patrol and whether or not to put our buses on the road,” she continued.

Parents should tune into radio stations WJER 1450 and WTUZ 99.9 and TV stations 3, 5, 8 Cleveland and 9 Steubenville. These stations are the best source for school closing information, Mrs. McCray explained.

Parents will also be receiving information through the school district’s K-12 Notification System. Parents are asked to please not call the building principals as they will be busy calling teachers, bus drivers, cooks and secretaries.

Since the CEVSD is so large, Mrs. McCray said there may be a combination of safe and clear roads and isolated areas of poor conditions. Parents should use their own good judgment in sending children to catch the bus.

Parents are also advised to visit the district’s website, www.carrollton.k12.OH.US, to update telephone numbers on the K-12 Notification System. The system is used to contact parents and students when school has been delayed or cancelled.


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