WILKES COUNTY SCHOOLS
INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN & PROCEDURES
Decisions concerning the dismissal of school or alterations to the school day will be made only after careful personal inspection by school personnel and after consultation with other appropriate agencies.
When possible, a decision on school closing will be made during the afternoon or evening prior to the day schools are to be closed.
In the event that an announcement concerning school closing must be made on the morning of the closing, these announcements will be made as close to 5:00 a.m. as possible but no later than 6:30 a.m.
All announcements regarding school closing will be publicized via all available media including radio, television and newspapers.
School Messenger will be the primary source of communication to notify school principals and staff. Parents will also receive information regarding school closings and delays via School Messenger.
During periods of inclement weather, it may become necessary to make one of the following schedule announcements:
I. OPEN - Schools will operate on a regular schedule.
II. CLOSED - Schools will be closed. Announcement will indicate whether schools will be closed for teachers and students or students only.
III. OPEN WITH LIMITED BUS ROUTES - Schools will operate. Buses will operate except on roads that have been previously identified on the limited route schedule. Schools may operate on a regular schedule or modified schedule depending upon the circumstances. Reminder: an announcement with limited bus routes means that the buses will not travel those roads either AM or PM.
IV. DELAY - Schools will operate but on a delay basis. If the delay is announced on the day it occurs, the delay will be two (2) hours. If the delay is announced the day prior, it may be one (1) or two (2) hours depending upon the situation. In some situations, if a delay is called and weather conditions quickly become worse, school could be canceled for the day. If so, the announcement to cancel school will be made before the delay period expires.
A. When school is delayed for one (1) hour, no bus is to move before 7:00 a.m.
B. When school is delayed for two (2) hours, no bus is to move before 8:00 a.m.
C. When school is delayed, the buses that transport exceptional children will operate on the same schedule as all other buses.
NO ANNOUNCEMENT MEANS THAT SCHOOL WILL OPERATE ON A REGULAR
THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES SHOULD BE PUT IN PLACE FOR A LIMITED BUS ROUTE ANNOUNCEMENT:
The limited bus route list for the district should be given to all drivers and the Principal/Assistant Principal in consultation with the drivers should establish stops as close as possible to the roads that are on the limited list. Reminder: some roads not on the limited list may not be accessible because they are only accessible by a road on the list. Stops should be clearly communicated to students and parents prior to the beginning of the Winter season. Communications regarding approximate times of pick up should also be communicated to the students and parents.
WILKES CENTRAL DISTRICT
INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN LIMITED BUS ROUTE SCHEDULE
The following roads/bus routes will not be served by school buses (morning or afternoon on inclement weather days) when school operates on a limited bus route schedule. Principals should be certain to publicize this information so parents may deliver their children to school or the nearest bus stop.
Afternoon routes will be ran the same as the morning routes. Example: if limited route schedule occurs in the morning, afternoon routes will be limited as well.
SECONDARY ROADS NOT TRAVELED ON A LIMITED ROUTE SCHEDULE
WILKES CENTRAL DISTRICT
This district includes:
C. C. Wright
Albert Mathis Road - SR# 2547
Andrews Road - unpaved portion - SR# 1126
Autumn Place Lane
Balls Mill Road - SR# 2474
Bear Hollow Road - SR# 2537
Ben’s Mill Rd
Berry Mtn. Drive - SR# 1209
Bethany Church Road - lower end - all dirt part - SR# 2480
Boone Gap Road – SR# 1116
Bosh Kemp Road - SR# 2428
Bowman Branch Rd
Brocktown Road - past Meadows Road - SR# 2483
Bud West Road - SR# 1124
Byrd Farm Road –
Cedar Lane - Westwood Hills
Cherry Grove Road - SR# 2475
Clint Johnson road - unpaved portion - SR# 2431
Dan Call Road - SR# 2512
Dogwood Drive - Westwood Hills
Elk Creek Road - unpaved portion - SR# 1162
Flint Hill Church Road - east end only - SR# 2334
Foster Payne Road - SR# 1131
Gap Ridge Road - SR# 2439
Gene Horton Road - SR#1224
Gregory Road - SR# 2426
Gunner Hill Road - SR# 1117
Hill Top Novelty
High Rock Road - unpaved portion - SR#'s 1123, 1125, 1126
Holly Circle - Westwood Hills
Jarvis Mtn. Road - SR# 2438
Jennings Farm Road – SR# 1109
Kendell Town Road - SR# 1163
Lane Road - SR# 2403
Lithia Springs Road - SR# 2484
Lithia Valley Road –SR#2485
Little Brushy Mountain Road - SR# 2439
Long Fork Road - SR# 1131
Lowe Creek Road - SR# 2488
Mars Mtn. Road - SR# 1225
McCarter Road - SR# 2423
Moravian Kilby Road - SR# 1105
Moravian Mill Road - SR# 1109
Meadows Mill Road - SR# 2486
Mitchell Mill Road - unpaved portion - SR# 2418
Moore Mtn. Road - unpaved portion
Mt. Sinai Church Road - unpaved portion - SR# 2418
Mt. View Church Road - SR# 2503
N. Park Rd
Oakley Ridge Road - SR# 2433
Old Farms Road – SR# 2542
Old Mill Road - SR# 1122
Overlook Drive - Westwood Hills
Pearson Road - SR# 2476
Pike Road - SR# 2474
Price Road - SR# 1110
Ridgeline Road - Off McCarter Rd.
Sleepy Hollow East Rd
Smithey Drive - Off Hawkins Street
South Lonnie Oakley Road
South Mayberry Road - SR# 2421
Town & Country Drive – SR# 2531
Trails End Road - SR# 2478
Triplette Road - SR# 1166
Triplette Town Road – SR# 1175
Uphill Lane - SR# 1244
Vannoy Ridge Road - SR# 2477
Walnut Creek Rd
Wildcat Road - SR# 2494
Listed roads are generally unsafe for bus travel, even when other roads are passable,
due to shading, elevation or other terrain conditions.
Most of the roads listed adjoin roads on an established route used by individual schools.