Who makes the call regarding a delay or school closure?
The Superintendent or designee makes the call as to whether schools and administrative offices will have a delay or closure.
When is the delay/closure usually called?
Many buses leave the bus yard as early as 5:30 am, so the district
generally tries to make a delay/closure call before the bus drivers
leave their own home. When possible, the district will call a
delay/closure the evening prior.
What is the best way to find out if a delay/closure has been called?
Once the Superintendent or designee makes a delay/closure decision,
information is immediately sent out to the news media, emergency notifications are
made to families and staff, notices are posted on the homepage of the
district website at www.sfps.info and via social media.
What does the Superintendent or designee take into account when determining a delay/closure?
the Superintendent or designee makes the call, the primary
concern is for the safety of our students. The decision is based
primarily on our Transportation Department’s ability to safely transport
students to and from school.
Also, state law requires a certain amount of time for instruction
counted by the hour, not by the day, so delaying the start of school
would only subtract two hours from the annual total hours.
Why is the entire district delayed/closed when the streets in my neighborhood are fine?
Our district includes student and staff homes at altitudes from around
6,000 ft to 9,000 ft. Even though one particular place may seem safe, another part of the district may have dangerous conditions.