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 
1. CLOSED 
  • School is closed for all students.
  • Prime Time will be cancelled.
  • All athletic events and other after school activities are cancelled. 

  • 10-month and 11-month staff will be charged an annual leave day.
  • 12-month staff will be expected to report with caution OR use appropriate leave options for missed or reduced shifts. 
 2. 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. 
  • 10-month, 11-month, and 12-month staff will be expected to report to work as usual if they feel safe to do so or use appropriate leave options.
  • Prime Time and Child Nutrition employees must use appropriate leave options.

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550
 
 3. CLOSED with an OPTIONAL TEACHER WORKDAY with DELAY
  • School is closed for all students.
  • Prime Time will be cancelled.
  • All athletic events and other after school activities are cancelled.
  • 10-month, 11-month, and 12-month staff will be expected to report to work as usual if they feel safe to do so within 3 hours.
  • Prime Time and Child Nutrition employees must use appropriate leave options.
  • All staff with shifts that begin after the delay should report with caution at regular time or use appropriate leave options for missed or reduced shifts.

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550. 
 
 4. DELAYED by ONE HOUR for STUDENTS and STAFF 
  • School will open ONE hour later.
  • Prime Time morning care will also operate on a ONE-HOUR DELAY.
 
  • All staff will be expected to report with caution within ONE hour of their regular shift start time or use appropriate leave for missed or reduced shifts. 
  • All Maintenance, Transportation, and Child Nutrition staff are expected to report at their regular time with caution.
  • All staff with shifts that begin after the delay should report with caution at regular time or use appropriate leave options for missed or reduced shifts.

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

  • All staff will be expected to report with caution within TWO hours of their regular shift start time or use appropriate leave for missed or reduced shifts. 
  • All Maintenance, Transportation, and Child Nutrition staff are expected to report at their regular time with caution.
  • All staff with shifts that begin after the delay should report with caution at regular time or use appropriate leave options for missed or reduced shifts.

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550.
 

 
  6. DELAYED by THREE HOURS for STUDENTS and STAFF
  • School will open THREE hours later.
  • Prime Time morning care will also operate on a THREE-HOUR DELAY.

  • All staff will be expected to report with caution within THREE hours of their regular shift start time or use appropriate leave for missed or reduced shifts. 
  • All Maintenance, Transportation, and Child Nutrition staff are expected to report at their regular time with caution.
  • All staff with shifts that begin after the delay should report with caution at regular time or use appropriate leave options for missed or reduced shifts.

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550.
 

 
 7. DELAYED by ONE HOUR for STUDENTS ONLY 
  • School will open ONE hour later.
  • Prime Time morning care will also operate on a ONE-HOUR DELAY.
 
  • All staff will be expected to report at their regular time with caution or use appropriate leave for missed or reduced shifts. 

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550
 
8. DELAYED by TWO HOURS for STUDENTS ONLY 
 

  • School will open TWO hours later.
  • Prime Time morning care will also operate on a TWO-HOUR DELAY.
 
 
  • All staff will be expected to report at their regular time with caution or use appropriate leave for missed or reduced shifts. 

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550
 
9. DELAYED by THREE HOURS for STUDENTS ONLY
 
 
  • School will open THREE hours later.
  • Prime Time morning care will also operate on a THREE-HOUR DELAY.
 
  • All staff will be expected to report at their regular time with caution or use appropriate leave for missed or reduced shifts. 

All employees have the options outlined in Board Policy #7550
 10. UNSCHEDULED EARLY DISMISSAL
  • 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.
  • All staff is to use appropriate leave options if their workday is reduced.
  • All staff with shifts beginning after the early release time, must report with caution at regular time without delay or use appropriate leave options for missed or reduced shifts.
  • 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
 
 
 
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 (vacation) leave; (half/whole day or hourly increments)
  • Take accumulated personal leave, if available (teachers only); (Code 26 - half or whole day, only)
  • Take leave without pay;
  • Use compensatory leave already accumulated; or (hourly increments only)
  • 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 board 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
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Adopted: January 12, 2015
 
 
Last Modified on January 25, 2016