Emergency School Closings


Buses will run whenever and wherever weather permits.  In the event of inclement weather, announcements regarding school closings or early dismissal will be made on local radio stations, in accordance with established procedures.

Event Cancellation

If inclement weather raises questions concerning the safe completion of extracurricular trips that are scheduled after school or on weekends, the Director of Support Services or his/her designee shall have final authority to determine whether or not the trip will take place.  If a scheduled trip is canceled, it is the responsibility of the coach/advisor to inform participants. 


LEGAL REF.:   Sections  115.01(10)   Wisconsin Statutes
               PI 8.01(2)(f), Wisconsin Administrative Code

CROSS REF.:     723.1-Rule, Emergency School Closing Procedures
                 WREA Agreement
                 AFL-CIO Local 1075 Agreement (Lunch, Custodians and Maintenance)
                 AFL-CIO Local 95 Agreement (Office and Professional Employees)
     WRPS Substitute Teachers’ Agreement

APPROVED:    September 11, 1980

REVISED:      November 7, 1991
  June 17, 2002

School Closing - Cancellation
If bad weather during the night makes it impossible for buses to run in the morning, the following procedure will be used:

Contact will be made to:

WFHR (1320 AM) WGLX (103.3 FM) WGNV (88.5 FM)
WSPT (97.9 FM) WSPT (1010 AM) WOFM (94.7 FM)
WIFC (95.5 FM) WSAU (550 AM) WOSQ  (92.3 FM)
WDEZ (101.9 FM) WRIG (1390 AM)  WDKM (106.1 FM)
WAXX (104.5 FM) WAYY (790 AM) WSAW-TV 7
WYTE (106.5 FM) WDLB (1450 AM) WAOW-TV9
WLJY (96.7 FM) WIZD (99.9 FM) WBCV (107.9)

as early as possible, but in no case later than 6:30 a.m.

 "All schools in the Wisconsin Rapids School District, both parochial and public, will be closed today; no buses will run."

 Teachers, lunch personnel and clerical/aide personnel need not report for work on such days unless otherwise directed.
Early Dismissal
1. If bad weather develops during the morning while school is in session, contact regarding the early dismissal will be made to the above listed stations by 10:00 a.m. asking them to advise parents that their children will be sent home early.

2. Lunches will be served to K-12 students before the K-12 students are dismissed.

3. Buses will run according to the following schedule:


Elementary Schools (public and parochial) 12:00 p.m.
Junior High Schools 1:00 p.m.
Assumption High School  1:10 p.m.
Lincoln High School 1:20 p.m.
River Cities High School A.M. session 11:00 a.m. as usual
River Cities High School afternoon and evening sessions will be canceled.  
Afternoon early education unit sessions will be canceled.  
Morning Four-Year-Old Kindergarten sessions: 10:45 a.m.
Afternoon Four-Year-Old Kindergarten sessions will be canceled.  

4. Extra buses will be added to convert the Rudolph and Vesper areas to single runs.

APPROVED:   November 11, 1974

REVISED:    October 6, 1983, November 9, 1987, November 7, 1991, June 17, 2002,
   February 11, 2008

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