School Officials Plan To Keep Students Safe This Winter
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) "The main thing is we work as a team,” said Wiley Dobbs, Twin Falls School District Superintendent.
The Twin Falls School District's first priority when snow falls is keeping their students and staff safe. The school district works as a team to decide if the roads are too dangerous to have school.
"We work with our bus company, our director of operations and also law enforcement to get the law enforcement agencies to determine whether or not it would be safe to have school," said Wiley Dobbs.
A snow day can be a logistical nightmare for the school district. Giving parents enough notice is a big concern for school officials.
"We try to make that decision as early as possible in order to give everyone as much warning and as much heads up as we possibly can," said Wiley Dobbs.
Snowy roads aren't the only concern for school districts. Making sure school parking lots and sidewalks are safe is also a top priority.
"Our maintenance team does a great job in maintaining our sidewalks and our driveways and around our schools. And often they're in during the wee hours of the morning doing that work so that it's ready for the kids when they come to school," said Wiley Dobbs.
Class may still be in session, but only after school officials ensure that conditions are safe.