During the winter, there may be times in both the morning and afternoon when road conditions become too hazardous for buses to travel on certain roads. This information will be posted on the District web site, http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us, and parents should listen to the radio for announcements.
Weather and road conditions can vary dramatically throughout the school district. The district encourages all parents to assess the conditions at your location. If parents feel road conditions are unsafe or weather conditions hazardous, they may make a personal decision to keep students at home until it is safe to travel. Please notify the school if you choose to do so.
The decision to close schools for the day is the responsibility of the Superintendent of Schools.
Schools are not closed due to low temperatures. However, periods of prolonged outdoor activity for students will not occur when the temperature is minus ten degrees Fahrenheit. This figure includes the wind chill factor. Prolonged outdoor activities include recess, P.E., class walks, etc. The District will take into consideration the medical needs of children with special conditions or who are recuperating from illness.
The Superintendent of Schools may delay the running of individual routes or all bus routes by two hours if the roads are impassable due to inclement weather. The two-hour delay will give road crews additional time for sanding and plowing.
In the case of a two-hour bus delay, the school or schools involved will be open at the regular time for students arriving by foot and for students whose parents are able to safely transport them. Schools will dismiss students at the normal time unless announced otherwise.
If the decision is made to either close schools for the day or delay bus route times, the announcement will be broadcast on the local radio stations listed and will be posted on the District web site. You should have an alternate plan for the care and safety of your children on those days when school openings are delayed or schools are closed because of road conditions.
The following radio stations will air public service announcements at fifteen-minute intervals:
|93.3, 105.9 FM|
100.9, 102.3 FM
103.5, 104.9 FM