Inclement Weather Procedures

The safety of our students and staff is our primary concern.  Please use your best judgement in applying the following procedures.  Always err on the side of safety.  Remember employees; you must notify your supervisor if you cannot come to work.
 
Connect-ED messages for delays and closings will be sent between 5:00 and 5:45 a.m.  Information will also be posted on the main page of the I-SS website, the district's social media pages, and local TV and radio stations will be notified by 6:00 a.m.  The most reliable place to check on closings is our website: http://www.iss.k12.nc.us and on the district's social media pages, including Facebook and Twitter.  Other sources are WBTV-3, WSOC-9, NBC6, WXII-TV12, WAME (92.9 FM, 550 AM) and WSIC (1400 AM).
 
For Early Colleges and Career & College Promise students: Mitchell Community College class cancellations are determined and announced by Mitchell Community College (not Iredell-Statesville Schools).  Therefore, high school students taking college classes via MCC must follow the announcements made by MCC on their website
 
 Inclement Weather CallStudents 
 Staff 
CLOSED 
  • School is closed for all students.
  • Prime Time will be cancelled.
  • All athletic events and other after school activities are cancelled. 

  • 10-month will be charged an annual leave day.
  • 11-month staff will be charged an annual leave day.
  • 12-month staff will be expected to report to work as usual if they feel safe to do so.
All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550. 
 
 CLOSED with an OPTIONAL TEACHER WORKDAY
  • School is closed for all students.
  • Prime Time will be cancelled.
  • All athletic events and other after school activities are cancelled. 
  • 12-month staff will be expected to report to work as usual if they feel safe to do so.

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550. 
 
 DELAYED by ONE HOUR
  •  School will open ONE hour later.
  • Prime Time morning care will also operate on a ONE-HOUR DELAY.

  • If a part-time employee's shift begins after the ONE-HOUR DELAY, that employee is expected to work his/her regular shift.
  • Staff will be notified if they are expected to report on time.

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550. 
 
  DELAYED by TWO HOURS
  • School will open TWO hours later.
  • Prime Time morning care will also operate on a TWO-HOUR DELAY. 
 

  • If a part-time employee's shift begins after the TWO-HOUR DELAY, that employee is expected to work his/her regular shift.

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550. 
 
  DELAYED by THREE HOURS
  •  School will open THREE hours later.
  • Prime Time morning care will also operate on a THREE-HOUR DELAY.

  • If a part-time employee's shift begins after the THREE-HOUR DELAY, that employee is expected to work his/her regular shift.

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550.  
 
 UNSCHEDULED EARLY DISMISSAL
  • Parents will receive an announcement via Connect-ED.  The information will also appear on the district's website and social media pages.
  • All buildings and locations will be closed.
  • Car riders should be picked up immediately.
  • Bus riders will be taken home early.
  • Prime Time will not operate if school closes early.
  • All athletic events and other after school activities are cancelled.
  • School staff may not leave any students unattended.
  • Second shift employees and Prime Time employees should not report to work if schools and offices are closed by noon.

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550. 
 
 
Policy Code #7550 - Absences Due to Inclement Weather**
 
On a day that employees have the option to report for a workday, but pupils are not required to attend school due to inclement weather, employees have the following options:
  • Report to work;
  • Take accumulated annual leave;
  • Take accumulated personal leave, if available (teachers only);
  • Take leave without pay;
  • Use compensatory leave already accumulated; or
  • Make up the time missed.
If an employee elects to make up time, it must be a mutually agreed upon time between the employee and the immediate supervisor.  For 10-month employees, it must be within the regular 10 month employment.
 
When the school district is closed to staff and students due to inclement weather, the superintendent will consider options for addressing the missed days, giving the greatest weight to how to best maintain the opportunity and environment for student learning.
 
Legal References: G.S. 115C-84.2, -302.1
Cross References:
Adopted: March 11, 2012
 
**This policy is currently under revision by the board of education. 
 
Last Modified on November 26, 2014