Lansing USD 469 Inclement Weather Procedures
Even though the weather in our area looks nice for the foreseeable future, winter weather is right around the corner, and we want to inform our families of our 2023-2024 inclement weather procedures:
Lansing School District schools will be open on all regularly scheduled school days unless circumstances create health or safety issues. However, weather conditions can vary greatly in different neighborhoods and on different streets. We encourage parents to make attendance decisions for their children based on their specific ability to get to school safely.
Additionally, if your contact information has recently changed, please contact your child's school with current information or update your information in Skyward. This will enable the school and/or the district to notify you in the event of a late start, closure, or early release. If you are not notified by the designated channels listed below, you can safely assume your school is open. If you are concerned about your child’s ability to safely travel to school, please exercise your parental discretion to make the decision that is best for your child.
Here are some general philosophies regarding school closure decisions:
- We will use weather forecasts, radar, personal reconnaissance, and consensus of surrounding districts in the decision-making process.
- Safety is our top priority so, when in doubt, we try to err on the side of caution.
- We will make the decision on which Inclement Weather Plan we will follow as soon as possible to give families a better chance to plan. We will not comment about the likelihood of cancelling school in advance of the decision.
- After the decision, we will sometimes send a follow-up email explaining the factors involved. We will not typically send notices that school will be open as scheduled.
METHODS OF NOTIFICATION
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.
Marty Kobza, Superintendent of Schools