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School Closings / Delays

In the event of inclement weather, recommendations to the Superintendent are based on road conditions, weather forecasts, local and national weather services, state / county road officials, and other sources. Weather is unpredictable and decisions on whether to change the usual routine are made through the best available information. When decisions are made to change from a normal scheduled day, SCPS uses multiple outlets to disseminate the information in an effort to inform parents, students, and community members as quickly as possible.


Announcement Outlets



Non-Traditional Instructional Day

The Kentucky Department of Education has approved the SCPS "SnowGo" Plan. This is an option SCPS can use. If SCPS chooses to employ an NTI Day ("SnowGo"), communication will come in a manner like those described above. School buildings will be closed, but students will be required to complete assigned materials from home and will be counted as present for the day. An NTI Day will not be added to the end of the regular school year calendar as it will count as a regular school day. Click here for more information about SnowGo.


School Cancellations

Our intent is to announce cancellation decisions before 5:45 a.m. When school is cancelled, all classes will be cancelled as well as child care programs. After-school and extracurricular activities will also be cancelled (unless otherwise announced.)


School Delays

Our intent is to announce delay decisions by 5:45 a.m. When school is delayed, bus routes will run their normal routes (unless otherwise announced) on the delayed schedule.


Early Dismissal

Our intent is to announce early dismissal decisions by 12:00 (noon) with specific times defined in the announcement. Afternoon preschool classes will be cancelled as will after-school childcare on early dismissal days. Children will go home via the same method as usual.


Click here to read about how wind chill may affect decisions.