What does the Superintendent consider when “closing schools” due to the weather?
The Trumbull County Educational Service Center in association with the Trumbull County
Superintendent’s Association has the following plan regarding closing schools for weather conditions
(snow or temperature). In that plan, the Superintendents are clustered into 4 regions due to weather
patterns in the County. Those regions are:
North: Badger, Bristol, Bloomfield and Maplewood
Central: Lakeview, Brookfield, Champion, Mathews and Southington
Southeast: LaBrae, Howland, Lordstown, Newton Falls, Warren and Parochial
Southwest: Liberty, Fairhaven, Girard & Parochial, Hubbard and Parochial, McDonald, Niles & Parochial and Weathersfield
There is a lead Superintendent assigned per region to talk with superintendents within his/her region
regarding opinion of the weather conditions. These conversations may start the night before or as early as 4:00 a.m. on the day of weather concerns.
After gathering opinions of superintendents in their regions, the lead superintendents of each of the 4 regions confer and a decision is made to either close or stay open.
The network model helps each superintendent have the input of fellow superintendents in his/her
region and countywide before making the decision to close or stay open.
Even though every superintendent can make his/her own decision, the decision is usually the same
within the region’s school districts.
CHAMPION SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSES DUE TO THE FOLLOWING WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Close all 3 buildings due to snow when road conditions are determined by the superintendent to be
unsafe for school bus operation. School buses transport approximately 1,200 students a day. The rest of the student population arrive as walkers (about 50), student drivers (about 100) and parent drop offs.
Close all 3 buildings due to extreme cold, as determined by the superintendent.
Road conditions for student drivers are not a determining factor for closing schools.
- Student driving is a privilege granted to students.
- Approximately 100 students drive their cars compared to the 1200 transported by bus.
- The School District provides bus transportation for all students.
- The School District provides space on buses for student drivers. Even though the student is driving.
For questions or concerns: Please contact Mrs. Hood, Superintendent @ firstname.lastname@example.org or by call 330-847- 2330 ext. 2.