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711.8 Transportation in Inclement Weather

Code No. 711.8 


School district buses will not operate when weather conditions due to fog, rain, snow or other natural elements make it unsafe to do so.  Because weather conditions may vary around the school district and may change quickly, the best judgment possible will be used with the information available.

The final judgment as to when conditions are unsafe to operate will be made by the superintendent.

When weather conditions deteriorate during the day after school has begun, cancellation notices will be announced.  Students will be returned to their regular drop-off sites unless weather conditions prevent it. In that case, students will be kept at or returned to school until they are picked up by the parents.

Note: This is a mandatory policy, but the content isn’t. Boards should amend the policy if necessary to reflect their practices. 

Legal Reference:         Iowa Code§ 279.8 (2013). 

Cross Reference:     601.2   School Day

Approved: , Reviewed: 9/13/23, Revised: 

Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell, IA