While our children were eagerly hoping for this morning’s earlier than expected snowfall, deciding to delay or close school is not a decision we in the district take lightly.
First and foremost, our priority is the safety of our children. When we begin evaluating the conditions of roads in the district – a process that often starts before 4 a.m. – there are many factors we take into consideration. PLSD is large and geographically diverse, with some significant hills and winding roads. Some areas are cleared of snow before others; just because the roads are clear in one part of the district does not mean they are clear in others. We also take the forecast into consideration.